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Removing just the stock fan off of intel 775

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March 30, 2009 1:43:48 AM

Hello, my heat sink is covered with dust lint so I'm trying to remove the fan to clean it off. Is there a way to remove it without removing the entire heatsink? Thanks
March 30, 2009 4:49:00 AM

Yes, but it isn't easy to do when the entire thing is attached to the motherboard, and especially hard when also crammed into a case. Do yourself a favor, and just shoot a blast of canned air into the heatsink/fan setup. Use the straw that comes with the canned air for maximal effect. That will get the job done.
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