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Hey all,

I found out what all the noise coming from my computer was: my GeForce 3 Ti200. BOY is it loud!!!

Now, ordinarily I would pry away the sticker on the fan and spray a drop of WD40 - but after speaking to my father, who said the WD40 can actually bog the fan down and hurt nearby plastic parts, I've decided to hold for a sec and get a popular consensus.

So, how do you deal with fan noise?

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Pour water on it while it is running. That will stop the noise.

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Go to any sporting goods store, Walmart even. Back in the fishing department, there are syringe type tupes of light oil, with needle like applicators. Buy one of those, and use it in place of the WD40. Does it work? Don't know, but worth a try as they are cheap to buy.

I always have one in my tackle box for my fishing reels.

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Thanks for the suggestion Greg. Do you have any idea how this oil reacts to heat? the card gets awfully hot, I'm guessing, and I wouldn't want the oil to start making things worse

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I don't know about heat, but if I had to guess, I would say probably not a problem, as it is just standard, light, oil. It may thin out a little, that is all. If you go this route, you probably only need a wee small amount.

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