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Change which GPU is primary in multi-GPU SLI config?

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Okay, so to preface this the only reason I'm attempting to change which GPU is 'primary' is because one of the fans on my EVGA 460 2Win burnt out, causing the standard GPU1 to be about double the temperature of GPU2, even when idle. While I could RMA it, I am just hanging on to this card until I can grab a 7950 or 670.

So what I want to do exactly is make GPU2 primary, and keep GPU1 from doing any processing whatsoever (no SLI, no PhysX) until I can get a new card in. The 460 2Win has 2 GPUs on the same PCB, and populates one PCI-E slot. Would this be as simple as switching what port my monitor is plugged into and disabling SLI? If not, how could this be accomplished?

Thanks in advance, I know this seems n00bish, but I really can't deal without some sort of GPU until a replacement is attainable.
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From my understanding from a brief reading you cannot switch which one is the primary one... unfortunately it runs that way. Is it possible to replace the fan yourself?
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