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Windows 7: CPU Fan Fin broken

05 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 64x
CPU Fan Fin broken

Hi,yesterday i somehow broke the fan fin,this is what it looks like atm.

So my question is,what if i dont buy a new fan for some time?The only side effects i see is a vibration all around the PC.Im going to buy a new Fan,but i dont know when or how to pick the new one or how mutch they cost.So,are there huge side effects other than the vibration?

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05 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Don't take a chance replace it immediately. It will work with the fin broken (with vibration) but it could have long term effects. That fan on your CPU is really cheap and easy to replace
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05 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thats a stock heatsink and fan. You can just buy a fan to replace it, but i would recommend Getting a new heatsink and fan, as the stock ones shouldn't be long term But it will work without it, but not recommended The excessive vibrations could unseat memory vid card do many many things
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05 Jan 2011   #4

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM

It's hard to say how long the fan will operate out of balance. The bearing surfaces will see premature wear and will eventually cause the fan to sieze up. Why take the chance? You could replace just the fan or go ahead and buy an aftermarket heatsink/fan that provides better cooling than the stock fan/heatsink.

There are probably lots of people out there that have replaced their stock fan with an aftermarket one that would sell you their stock fan cheap. The problem is finding one of those people!
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05 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

So long as the broken off fan blade is completely removed and isn't rattling around between the fan and heatsink, you'll be fine for now. If not, then there is the possibility of it causing the fan to jam and therefore your CPU to get hotter due to the reduced efficiency of the heatsink. After-market HSF assemblies are available and are recommended for those who wish to do serious overclocking, although you don't have to overclock to use one. Simply ensure that the one you get is suitable for the mounting on the motherboard and that the fan has the same number of wires (3 or 4). Better still, remove the old HSF and take it with you so that you can get the correct type.

First of all, remove the old HSF.

When you have removed the old heatsink, make sure that you thoroughly clean off all residual TIM from the top of the processor. Remember that yours will be on the board, and not as shown here, but the principle is the same.

If your new HSF comes with pre-applied TIM, then skip this section. If not, you will need to apply this yourself. In this case, you apply it to the processor. This shows an Intel processor, but it's exactly the same method for an AMD one.

Now, fit the replacement HSF. If the HSF came with pre-applied TIM, remember to remove the protective covering before fitting.

And that's it. Don't forget to ensure that the fan is plugged into the motherboard.

HSF : HeatSink and Fan assembly.
TIM : Thermal Interface Material.
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05 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 64x

thanks,do you guys happen to have anything to recommend?I dont want anything TOO big,i want something that would last me trough the summer,as im planning to buy a new PC anyway.

Or would one of theese do ?
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Hinnavaatlus / Arvutiriistvara / Jahutid / XILENCE CPU COOLER SOCKET_A K7 PRO/COO-XPCPU.K7.PRO
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05 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

The second one says for Socket A, I highly doubt it will cool well enough for your machine. You have AT LEAST a Scoket 939, the first one appears to support that socket.
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05 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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05 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

So long as your planned replacement is suitable for the processor and matches the motherboard mounting, you'll be fine. Your motherboard has an AM2+ CPU socket.

For reference, this is your board: ECS Web Site

Here are some that should be suitable:

This is the one that I recommend as it is very similar to the HSF you already have:

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05 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 64x


You mentioned 939,so one of theese should do ?
Hinnavaatlus / Arvutiriistvara / Jahutid / Asus SILENT KNIGHT AL
Hinnavaatlus / Arvutiriistvara / Jahutid / Cooler Master HYPER TX3
Cooler Speeze s.754/939 3800+ EE782B3 | Digikaamerad - Canon - Nikon - Pentax - Sony - Fotode ilmutamine - Sülearvutid | Photopoint

And since the motherboard was mentioned,is a good enough motherboard to support a GeForce 200 Series GT240 1GB ?And how long can i go with the motherboard?
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