that fan isnt 1lb. its probably just classified as 1lb shipping, since thats the lowest they will bother to tell you as far as shipping is concerned. for a little fan to be 1lb it would have to be made out of metal or something xD
and as for the lubricating the fan goes, KachiWachi was not specific enough apparently.... you need to unscrew the fan from the heatsink, and turn the fan over, and take the sticker off the backside of it. not the sticker on top of the fan. ive done this many times, and it usually helps for a little while depending on how bad the fan is. it made one of my fans go from 3700rpm to 3900rpm for like 2 days, then it went back down again. another fan rattled a lot, and it made it go away, but i have to still oil it almost every week because the bearing is shot and it just dries up over time.
but yes, it could be the power supply starting to weaken, it could be the motherboard starting to screw up..... but it could also just be the sensor in the fan. i desoldered the resistor from my stock fan so it went from like 3100rpm to 6000rpm. after about a week or two of that, it started reporting crazy speeds like 150000 rpm even tho thats not possible and it definately wasnt going any faster. just wore out the sensor i guess.
so try out a new fan and see where it gets ya. (and if u happen to have a multimeter or something, try seeing if you can measure the current comming out of your power supply).
[edit: i didnt read the second page before i typed all that, but it still stands. also see if you can test your fan in a freinds computer and see if it does the same thing, that would be more reliable than some little batteries
CPU: Mobile Athlon 64 4000+ Newark core @ 3ghz (240*12.5)
Mobo: ASUS K8N (HT link @ 960mhz and good @ 1ghz+ also with 250*12)
RAM: 512mb DDR400 + 1GB DDR500 @ DDR460 (2.5-3-3-10 2T)
PSU: 350w nspire?
h4x to teh m4x.
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