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Chasingu October 1, 2012 04:03 PM

Odd Yellow Blobs on Noctua NH-D14 fans
 
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/...ctuaNH-D14.jpg

I found these this morning, I have dust filters and clean them on the last friday of every month. Anyone know what these are?

stoanee October 1, 2012 04:43 PM

Cooking with a deep fryer?

enaberif October 1, 2012 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Chasingu (Post 659013)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/...ctuaNH-D14.jpg

I found these this morning, I have dust filters and clean them on the last friday of every month. Anyone know what these are?

Oil from a failing bearing. I'd suggest replacing that fan soon.

Chasingu October 1, 2012 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 659023)
Oil from a failing bearing. I'd suggest replacing that fan soon.

Not that I don't believe you, but can I get a second opionion on this before I do something about it.

Also, what would I have to do if this was the case, do I have to send back the entire cooler to Noctua, or just the fan?

enaberif October 1, 2012 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Chasingu (Post 659026)
Not that I don't believe you, but can I get a second opionion on this before I do something about it.

Also, what would I have to do if this was the case, do I have to send back the entire cooler to Noctua, or just the fan?

Take the fan out, clean the yellow blobs, re-install.

It will come back as what is happening is the bearing is failing and thus causing the oil to come out and spray against the housing.

I'd send those pictures to Noctua and get the fan replaced as they shouldn't need the entire cooler.

Chasingu October 1, 2012 06:44 PM

I cleaned the oil, which is what it looks like, and we will see if there is anymore leakage. In the meantime, I will send the image to Noctua and see if I can get a replacement fan.

Galcobar October 1, 2012 07:02 PM

Here's hoping your experience is as good as the one I had with Noctua's customer service.

Had an NF-12 die on me -- though it might have been the motherboard's fault, as all the non-CPU fan headers died at the same time -- and was asked only for an image of my purchase invoice to prove the fan was still under warranty. I did not have to send the dead fan back.

Soultribunal October 4, 2012 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chasingu (Post 659026)
Not that I don't believe you, but can I get a second opionion on this before I do something about it.

Also, what would I have to do if this was the case, do I have to send back the entire cooler to Noctua, or just the fan?

I would have to say that Ena is probably 100% correct on his assumption of what it is.

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