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VGA fan making noise, what to do?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by hat, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. hat

    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Lately the fan on my 5870 (this model to be specific) has been making rattling noises at higher speeds. Very annoying during games... what can I do to solve this problem? I can't afford a new cooler, so the only solution is to fix it the hard way.
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    First your link doesn't work Hat.

    You can try a bit of light oil. Something like 3 in 1 or sewing machine oil. Don't recommend using vegetable oil as it seems to gum up after a couple of weeks.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Yep, just what I was going to suggest. Pull it apart and oil the fan, I prefer 3in1 oil myself.:toast:
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    I use white lithium grease, works great for me.

    Also I'm sure you can purchase a new fan for it on eBay or something, just look around a bit.
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    sounds to me dust is getting in the bearing area
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