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Windows 7: How do I take out a CPU fan?

27 Oct 2009   #11
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

I tried doing that but it didn't work and was scared that it would break. Do I need to apply force?


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27 Oct 2009   #12
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
I tried doing that but it didn't work and was scared that it would break. Do I need to apply force?
Depends on how much force. You are pulling it in the upwards direction right?
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27 Oct 2009   #13
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Yeah. Do I do the lever first and then the other thing?
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27 Oct 2009   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Yeah. Do I do the lever first and then the other thing?
It shouldn't TRULY matter as the lever just releases the grip, and the screws don't even look like they are part of it, but I suggested them just incase.

You may need to apply a bit of force but if you think its going to break just stop, take a breather, then think of any possible way it could come off.

Trial and error my friend.
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27 Oct 2009   #15
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Alright, thanks for the help and wish me luck. I'll report back soon.
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27 Oct 2009   #16
Canowyrms

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 OEM
 
 

Pulling the lever will just remove the entire heatsink + fan.
Nikolay, is this an AMD based system, presumably with a stock AMD heatsink?
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27 Oct 2009   #17
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Alright, thanks for the help and wish me luck. I'll report back soon.
Good luck. Problem is there isn't really a standard on how to remove these, its up to the designer of the fan on how it goes on and off. :S
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27 Oct 2009   #18
Canowyrms

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Good luck. Problem is there isn't really a standard on how to remove these, its up to the designer of the fan on how it goes on and off. :S
IF it can come off in the first place. I know on my stock AMD heatsink and fan I can remove some screws but the fan is on there tight.
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