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my fan is making this weird whinning/rattling noise. im pretty sure all i have to do is put some lubrication on it, but i was wondering if anyone could give me any more specifics on this process.
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Fans are dirt cheap, I recommend replacing rather then attempting to repair them.

As far as specifics, are we talking about a case fan? PSU fan? CPU fan? If its your CPU fan just replace it.

You don't want to risk your CPU on a fan that is possibly dying. Case fans are dirt cheap so for the price of silicon lubricant you can likely just get a new case fan.

If it is your Power Supply fan, I highly recommend to ANYONE to never open your power supply. Power supplies can retain power long after they are unplugged and can hurt you bad if you touch the wrong thing.

So in all cases, I would say replacing is by far the better option.
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