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Asus A8N-SLI chipset fan dying

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Last response: in Motherboards
May 27, 2010 1:14:41 PM

How do you remove the existing fan?
I have tried unsuccessfully to unscrew it.


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May 27, 2010 9:21:13 PM

If I remember correctly...

I'd replace the whole Fan / Heat sink with a passive one - cheaper and easier - held up to my overclocked FX-55 with no problems. The screws just hold the fan to the heatsink.

With the motherboard out of the computer gently push on the plastic pins one at a time on the top of the motherboard while simultaneously squeezing the pin points together on the bottom (use either plastic tweezers or fingernails - no metal tools!) They should pop up into the heat sink. Gently twist the heat sink to remove it and even more gently clean the top of the chip with a rag and Isopropyl alcohol (91% or better - drug stores sell it).

Have the same motherboard and the fan died after one month - replaced it with a passive heat sink - i believe it was from thermaltake ~$8.00. System still running stably to this day.

Hope this helps
May 28, 2010 12:26:30 PM


I had hoped I could remove the part without taking out the mother board.

At least I know now. Thanks again.