How do I remove this CPU fan? Tags: Heatsinks Fan CPUs Overclocking Last response: May 27, 2009 8:33 PM in Overclocking Share thebigtatanka May 25, 2009 6:38:58 PM I'm upgrading my CPU and would like to remove the previous fan to get at the socket, but can't seem to figure out how to remove the fan! Here's a pic. Any ideas? I've tried pulling, pushing, twisting... Kind of unsure what I'm supposed to do here! Thanks for any tips. More about : remove cpu fan smartel7070 May 25, 2009 7:23:36 PM thebigtatanka said:I'm upgrading my CPU and would like to remove the previous fan to get at the socket, but can't seem to figure out how to remove the fan! Here's a pic. http://i39.tinypic.com/n2co00.jpg Any ideas? I've tried pulling, pushing, twisting... Kind of unsure what I'm supposed to do here! Thanks for any tips. You see the 4 corners ? You see the pins in those corners ? You see the top of those pins, there is a black arrow, turn the pins in the direction of the arrow. Then pull up on the pins. m 0 l B-Unit May 25, 2009 8:06:30 PM As a warning, its a royal b*tch to get back on, so unless you already have your replacement in hand, I would advice against removing it. m 0 l Related resources How to remove the CPU cooler's fan? - Forum How to remove old CPU fan/heatsink - Forum How to remove a CPU fan On Asus A8N-E motherboard. - Forum How to Remove DELTA CPU Fan - Forum how to remove CPU fan with silver bar ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer vladtepes May 25, 2009 8:42:56 PM The best thing you could do is take out the motherboard, so you can fit the new cpu and cooler the right way. I would also use some thermal compound like Arctic Cooling MX-2 m 0 l jsc a c 172 à CPUs a c 197 K Overclocking May 25, 2009 10:22:53 PM More specifically, you need to rotate each pin 1/4 turn counterclockwise, then pull up. If you are going to resue the HSF, rotate the pins 1/4 turn clockwise. Then they will be in the proper position for installation. m 0 l dragonfang18 May 26, 2009 6:39:31 AM Hope you didnt damage your board with the pulling, pushing, twisting... m 0 l AKM880 May 26, 2009 7:02:35 AM ^ +1. Make sure when you do reinstall the CPU or new fan that you do install new thermal paste. I personally use OCZ FreeZe and its great. And cheap too.... m 0 l rubix_1011 a b à CPUs a c 334 K Overclocking May 27, 2009 8:33:20 PM At least you didn't get to hammer and chisel and decided to ask. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How do i remove the CPU Fan Error?! Forum How do you remove an Intel CPU and fan properly? Forum How to remove CPU fan-cover in Dell Dimension? Forum SolvedHow to remove the fan of the see-through cover of the nzxt case? Forum SolvedHow to remove existing 80 mm case fan Forum SolvedHow to remove front cae fan from Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Forum SolvedI'm not sure how to remove an old Thermaltake CPU cooler Forum SolvedHow to Remove SB heatsink/fan Forum How to best remove gold pins from Pentium 4 CPU? Forum Asus P8Z77 LGA 1155's pins are being held by superman, trying to carefully remove and plug in CPU fan Forum SolvedAdvice regarding removal of side fan to install CPU cooler... Forum My CPU to Fan Connector is stupidly hard to remove. Any advice? Forum How to remove the heatsink from CPU? Forum How do I remove the fan from my Radeon Hd 6850? Pictures inside Forum graphics card fan broken, how to remove the blade? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !