Removing graphics card fan

Ok recently I posted about my xfx 9800gt card getting hot getting up to 99c. it was suggested to put new thermal paste by both here and xfx. today I decided to do it had everything I need and couldn't get the fan off.after I remove these screws with spring from the back of the card there is like screws on the other side but no way to remove them. the fan will not pull off and didn't want to apply to much force. any ideas how to remove the fan?
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  1. The TIM is probably making the heatsink stick to the chip. Twist it around (don't pull), it takes a lot of force sometimes.
  2. Helltech said:
    The TIM is probably making the heatsink stick to the chip. Twist it around (don't pull), it takes a lot of force sometimes.

    but there are metal prongs going through the card from the fan after removing the springs from the back of the card that were screwed on the prongs.
  3. Seems like those screws should be easily removable?


    http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=954657&mpage=1&print=true

    EDIT - This may be more helpful.

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1541476

    BTW - DONT listen to that guy about thermal paste. He put WAY to much on. If you read the thread you will realize its a big joke thread, but has the pics you may need to help you remove the fan?
  4. Helltech said:
    Seems like those screws should be easily removable?


    http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=954657&mpage=1&print=true

    EDIT - This may be more helpful.

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1541476

    BTW - DONT listen to that guy about thermal paste. He put WAY to much on. If you read the thread you will realize its a big joke thread, but has the pics you may need to help you remove the fan?

    here is a pic of what I mean http://assets.overclock.net.s3.amazonaws.com/8/81/817e8e07_vbattach226433.jpeg
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