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July 10, 2006 1:30:53 AM

so i was installing my am2 3500+ and heatsink with fan and when i turned the system on i stupidly went to touch something and hit the fan. one of the props broke of. will this cause me any problems. can 1 prob of 10 do that much damage? please help

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July 10, 2006 1:56:59 AM

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so i was installing my am2 3500+ and heatsink with fan and when i turned the system on i stupidly went to touch something and hit the fan. one of the props broke of. will this cause me any problems. can 1 prob of 10 do that much damage? please help


You should be okay. It will not cool as well a before, but you'll be fine.

But, due to the imbalance of airflow, the fan will most likely be louder.
July 10, 2006 2:31:25 AM

Does this fan have bearings? If so, the imbalance may wear out the fan
sooner?
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July 10, 2006 2:32:30 AM

i don't think it does
July 10, 2006 2:36:09 AM

I would expect the uneven weight to cause problems relatively quickly. But, I've never broken a fan, so I don't really know for sure, just guessing.
July 10, 2006 3:07:35 AM

A broken fan should be replaced when you get the chance, its not an incredible rush because it doesn't effect the temperature much, but they wear out alot faster.

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July 10, 2006 1:12:21 PM

is it possible to use a regular case fan to replace the heatsink fan. i'm having a hard time finding am2 fans. i'm also new at this so that could be the problem.lol
July 10, 2006 2:46:13 PM

One missing blade will put the fan out of balance and increase noise. The fan will fail as the bearing wears out.

Buy a good replacement not oem. Thermaltake ect.
July 10, 2006 11:28:12 PM

Just get a whole new heatsink/fan cooler designed for your CPU. Newegg, zipzoomfly, all the internet places have'm.
July 11, 2006 12:05:36 AM

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is it possible to use a regular case fan to replace the heatsink fan. i'm having a hard time finding am2 fans. i'm also new at this so that could be the problem.lol


Yes it is entirely possible to do that.
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