How do I take this fan off??

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emong007

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I am sorry. I just figured I would have a better chance at an answer in the right forum. I will not do it again..
 

crjdriver

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I closed your other thread.
P4s 775 are held on by four push pins. You unlock the pins by turning 1/4 turn. Now remove the hsf. Clean the cpu with 99% alcohol and install the new hsf.

BTW your link to newegg did not return anything. Most aftermarket 775 hsf are held on the same way however some high end ones have a mounting plate that goes behind the board. The hsf is then secured with screws.
 

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That one attaches the same way as a standard intel hsf.
I strongly recommend pulling the board to install the hsf. This is for two reasons;
1 The amount of force needed to fully engage the push pins always makes me nervous [cracking the board]

2 With the board out of the case, you can check to see if all four pins are fully seated. If not, the system will overheat.
 

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FWIW I use this asus VR hsf on my own system and it works great. It does use a mounting plate behind the board and real screws to attach the cooler. Temps run at around 30-35C; not bad for an older dual core cpu.
 
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