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Do I need to take my CPU out of my Level 10 GT to replace the Intel Fan?

post #1 of 5
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Hello everyone,
Really noob question here for anybody with a Level 10 GT. I want to replace the stock Intel cooler and put in something a little nicer so I can OC. But I wanted to know if I have to pull everything apart and take my CPU out to do so.
In the level 10 GT I can take of the back panel and have assess to Pins of the Intel fan and I can open up the fount to get to the fan. So am I going to need to pull everything out or this much assess will do?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 5
You won't ever have to take the CPU out to change the cooler. Not sure about the case, but is there a cutout on the back of the motherboard tray? If so you won't have to take anything out to change the cooler. If there isn't any cutout you will have to take the motherboard out to change the cooler
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you won't have to take it out, just be sure to wipe of the mounting surface before applying the new heatsink.
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post #4 of 5
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I'm a idiot lol I ment my Mobo and yes there is a cutout at the back.
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with the cut out u are fine,
like they said, clean the CPU top with so achol wipes, (like from the chemist ) as they are lint free and then put on some new TIM,then off u go,

what cooler u get ?
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