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How can i get the fan out of the heatsink?

post #1 of 8
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I own a C2D with stock cooler... im trying to make some mod in the the heatsink for better cooling... but the fan is tight to the heatsink, and i dont want to break the fan...

How can i get it out of the heatsink... please give me some steps!
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post #2 of 8
It's kinda tough, you can do it, but the only way I managed, without ruining the fan, was to break the bracket holding the fan. Unless your modding the fan for a higher RPM you might as well get a new one, the stock fan isn't really set for high CFM.
post #3 of 8
Yeah, physically break the clips that hold the fan onto the heatsink. That's what I did, cos I needed the fan from my stock Athlon cooler.
post #4 of 8
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so there is no way to get it without breaking it? O.o

.... and how intel put it in with all its brackets??
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post #5 of 8
Well, I'm sure if you had a lot of free time and lots of tools, you could get it off, but Intel designed it to stay on.
post #6 of 8
Idk exactly what you wanna do with either the fan or the heatsink but if you're ocing better get an aftermaerket one.
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post #7 of 8
Mine pops right off, why do you need to break it
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post #8 of 8
There's no need to break anything.

All you need is a flat screw driver. Put the head of the screw driver under the clip, with your hand, push downward and the clip should pop right off.

I've done it before.
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