processor fan

  johnnyray191076 23:30 28 Jul 2006

I the fool that i am tried to upgrade my cpu fan now i'm used to the screw in method when installing a processor cooler but my new pc has the clips u twist and pull out soundede easy only trouble is i cant get the old fan out twisted pulled the clip up but it dos,ent budge i have taken the mother board out to get behind but the clips still won't budge is there a nack to this ????

  Madscot_uk 00:34 29 Jul 2006

Assuming its a 4 pin (newer pentiums, socket 775) configuration you should be able to get it off by gently squeezing the white plastic pegs protruding from the back of the motherboard, making sure the black plastic is pulled fully upwards. Each one might click as it frees from the motherboard, you should then be able to carefully remove the heatsink & fan assembly.


  ulrich 11:13 29 Jul 2006

A bit more information on specifications would help.

  Gongoozler 11:16 29 Jul 2006

Tell us what motherboard you have, or at least what type the processor is.

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