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Re: [OT] Making CPU fans spin [was: Re: Seeking advice...]

On 12/02/2010 03:29 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:
On Mi, 01 dec 10, 23:11:42, godo wrote:
This is the first thing to do as soon as I have "my" Debian running on
the "other" machine ;) Is WD40 suitable for such fans?

If you think lubricate the fan to get a better spin I would rather
take a fine machine oil, but WD-40.
My guess is the fan also needs some cleaning.

I'm not sure that "fine machine oil" is best translation, it is a
fine oil used in precision mechanics, eg for repairing watches.
I know what you mean, thanks.

I used to work with an engineer who cleaned fans from computers
when they stopped. He said they needed to be cleaned from crud and
gunk that got in them.  So the fellow who suggested cleaning was correct.
WD-40 is really not a lubricant, altho it tends to free up some lubes.
WD-40 is very fine kerosene!


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