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Windows 7: External Case Cooling

12 Mar 2012   #31
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Overkill and only a tiny drop is needed and nothing a spray can can deliver. Better to get some good lube in a pen tube with needle for exact placement. Note: dis-assembly is required and not suggested till needed. Side note: the oil will cost as much as the replacement fan. lol
Even though the new fan was a lot quieter than the old, it still made a very low buzzing sound for the first day of operation. The ad that I bought them from didn't specify, but I'm assuming that they are sleeved, rather than ball bearing. Even though you said that they shouldn't be lubed until needed, I'm thinking that the noise it made indicated that it could use some additional lube....what do you think?

You mentioned using a pen lube, but didn't say which. Is there one that is better than others?


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12 Mar 2012   #32
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Overkill and only a tiny drop is needed and nothing a spray can can deliver. Better to get some good lube in a pen tube with needle for exact placement. Note: dis-assembly is required and not suggested till needed. Side note: the oil will cost as much as the replacement fan. lol
Even though the new fan was a lot quieter than the old, it still made a very low buzzing sound for the first day of operation. The ad that I bought them from didn't specify, but I'm assuming that they are sleeved, rather than ball bearing. Even though you said that they shouldn't be lubed until needed, I'm thinking that the noise it made indicated that it could use some additional lube....what do you think?

You mentioned using a pen lube, but didn't say which. Is there one that is better than others?

Sleeves are in general quieter than ball bearing as long as they are upright (fan is vertical). If sleeves fans are horizontal, the lubricant is drawn away from the sleeve and they are noisy and will wear out. .
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12 Mar 2012   #33
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It is upright, but of course it wasn't prior to being installed. I suppose that wouldn't matter, so long as it wasn't running, but maybe? In any case, what about a brand of pen lube...any opinion?
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12 Mar 2012   #34
linnemeyerhere

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12 Mar 2012   #35
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks. I know that since I did ask your opinion, I shouldn't ask you to explain it, but I am curious why you prefer a lube designed for bycycle cables, rather than something like WD-40 or Superlube?
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12 Mar 2012   #36
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

EDIT: Oops!, I didn't see your second link until after posting. That only leaves WD-40.

EDIT: No, I remember now that WD-40 doesn't have a needle applicator.
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12 Mar 2012   #37
linnemeyerhere

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The viscosity of these pen lubes are perfect for all precision gears and surfaces. This isn't chain lube so get that out of your head. Today bike chains are best served by dry lubes like waxes and the like. But where you need just a dab of precision lube then the pen is the bomb.
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13 Mar 2012   #38
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I didn't say chain lube, I said cable lube. The reason is because the link that you provided, and an ad for it found on eBay both say that it is for bycycle cables. I'm certain that it would be good for more than that, but it appears to be it's primary purpose.
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13 Mar 2012   #39
linnemeyerhere

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Sorry about that, yes this would be great for cables as well that aren't treated with Teflon already. This stuff is great for all those light to medium duty lubrication needs where you don't use or want greases and a light penetrating oil like WD40 is just won't last for the time needed.
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18 Jul 2012   #40
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The fans that I bought are not holding up. It's only been about 4 months and both of them are making a racket. I've already oiled one of them several times, which helped for a while, but even that isn't taking care of the problem now. I think that we already worked the problem about as far as we can, because there seems to be very little choice of fans available. I'm not anxious to waste more money on more of the same fans, but I'm not anxious to buy two more new external cases either.

I'm refreshing this thread, just in case someone has a new idea to consider.
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