Heatsink fan


J

Jim

Been cleaning up my daughters AMD boxed Athlon XP 1800+. Heat sink
and fan had considerable dust in them. Cleaned the dust out with
"canned air".

Quite a bit noisier than my other boxed system though, an XP 1700+.
Pulled the fan to check for a lube access hole but none found. Is
there a way to lube these?
 
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maggot

Been cleaning up my daughters AMD boxed Athlon XP 1800+. Heat sink
and fan had considerable dust in them. Cleaned the dust out with
"canned air".

Quite a bit noisier than my other boxed system though, an XP 1700+.
Pulled the fan to check for a lube access hole but none found. Is
there a way to lube these?
Depends on the fan design. Usually you pull back the paper sticker on
top and lube inside there. I use silicone spray but others use sewing
machine oil.
 
J

Jim

Depends on the fan design. Usually you pull back the paper sticker on
top and lube inside there. I use silicone spray but others use sewing
machine oil.
That is what I did. Sealed on both sides. Only gap is along the side
edge of the fan assembly but I doubt it would be smart to spray
anything inside from there as most would land on the coils.
 
S

spodosaurus

Jim said:
That is what I did. Sealed on both sides. Only gap is along the side
edge of the fan assembly but I doubt it would be smart to spray
anything inside from there as most would land on the coils.
I used a sunon vapo bearing (mag lev) 60mm fan to replace the fan that
came on my aftermarket HS for one of my Athlon systems (either a 1700+
or an 1800+). It was much quieter than the non-amd fan that the computer
assembler had put on it. Only a few degrees C difference in temp under
load, too (I also changed the case fan to a vantec stealth 80mm).
 
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Spajky

Depends on the fan design. Usually you pull back the paper sticker on
top and lube inside there. I use silicone spray but others use sewing
machine oil.
I use heavy lithium grease (that green one for car mecchanics!),
(long term solution for not "oiling" fans too frequently), should
not to be applied to much in the hole with the bearing ... also slows
a bit down the fan first ...
 

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