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How to take off the fan of my X850XT?

post #1 of 10
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hey all,

I was just wondering how to take off the fan of my X850XT.. cause it's quite dusty..
So I took it out of my pc, and I saw 1 little screw on top of the cooler, but on the other side of the card I saw a quite large metal plate with 3 screws on it, and a small one, with 2 screws on it. Do I have to take these off?

I'm not really sure so I put it back in and went over here, as I don't want to damage anything

Thanks a lot!
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post #2 of 10
Flip it over to the back and take off the outer screws. This should losen the plastic piece. Im not sure about the x850, you may just have to take all of the screws off the back.

If you just want to clean it up though just grab some compressed air and blow it through there instead of taking the thing apart and potentially damaging it.
IF you use compressed air make sure you hold the fan still since the fan spinning may damage it.
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Compressed air pushing a fan = burnt out bearings = No happy for you.
    
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post #5 of 10
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The problem is I don't have any compressed air..

I googled a pic of the back side.. with the big and small plates.
can anyone confirm I have to take these off?
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post #6 of 10
Just pick up some compressed air at office max, its pretty cheap. Make sure you stick your finger on the fan though and make sure it doesn't spin.
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post #7 of 10
Yeah, you take both off. The small one holds the pressure on the core and the big one holds the prussue on the mem.
    
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin100
That's a little different than what I have on my videocard.. but thanks anyway

Quote:
Originally Posted by legoman786
Yeah, you take both off. The small one holds the pressure on the core and the big one holds the prussue on the mem.
Ah, that's nice to hear
I'll take it off then and hope it won't explode when I put everything back on and turn on my pc
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post #9 of 10
oh sorry!
Just wack them off lol, whats the worst that can happen, spontaneously combust
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post #10 of 10
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Great, it still works! It also looks alot better (plexiglass side panel) without the dust in it

Thanks guys
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