[mythtv-users] NewEgg Cheap Nvidia GT220 Cards

Clay nt4usb at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 4 01:27:46 UTC 2009

> From: Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] NewEgg Cheap Nvidia GT220 Cards
> To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 9:37 AM
> On Thursday 03 December 2009 10:31:41
> am greg wrote:
> > This might sound strange,but what i do to make sure my
> fans are working
> > properly is,once a year i peel the label back on the
> fan motor..I then
> > place a one drop of oil on the shaft.. Since I have
> been doing this I
> > haven't had a fan failure.. I started doing this after
> a fan failure
> > cost me a CPU..
> Doesn't sound at all strange to me, it makes perfect sense.
> It may well quiet 
> them a bit too.
> This would work better on sleeve bearings than ball
> bearings, and would work 
> best on the bronze "oillite" bearings whose porous bronze
> material will hold 
> the oil well.
> I have used hypodermic syringes to inject oil into
> bearings. I have a large 
> supply of such syringes, since I'm diabetic.

The downside to this is any oil you put in there is going to be a dust magnet. Fan will spin better for a while, then it won't spin at all...


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