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Ok so ive got a reference sapphire 5850 and after cleaning it out with some compressed air the fan has become very rattly when first starting up and i think i need to lubricate the blower. Ive never disassembled a gpu before and im worried about doing something wrong. Has anyone got any guides specifically for lubricating my card or care to offer any advice before doing so.

Thanks in advance,
Stu.
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Your fan became rattly you say? I don't think it is a lube issue as the fan uses sealed bearings so what is more likely is that you blew something in between the Fan rotor bell and the stator. the issue with that is that to clean that you would need to remove the impeller (blades) from the stator. And most fans don't have a removable impeller. This means that you will have to make it removable this is easy with some fans difficult with others and impossible on a few. You could try taking the fan out and blowing air in around the gap between the blade hub and the stator of the fan hopefully the dusk will come out. if when you remove the fan and on the back of the hub there is a sticker remove it, if behind that sticker is a rubber plug or just a hole where you can see the shaft spray lube could be applied.
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Its not so much a rattle, more so like a kind of whining. It only stays like that for about 5-10mins and then it usually stops. Tapping the cards lightly with hand resolves the issue temporarily for about 10-15 seconds but it comes back again. I think i may have damaged something whilst cleaning because it was my neighbour who used his air compressor but he didnt hold the fan in stationary and I think it may have spun too fast. Thats the only reason i can think of because it didnt do this before.
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