Removing the fan from Intel stock cooler?

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Cooling & Modding' started by Zenphic, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

  2. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    hmm, tried using a small painting brush and a small vacumm cleaner? thats what i used to do with my stock heatsink :D...
  3. zy

    zy Staff Member

    brute force :mrgreen:

    its held on by tabs at the side right? maybe you can remove it that way. usually i would use compressed air to clean the heatsink
  4. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    I wash all my fans/heatsinks :mrgreen:
  5. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    rinse it with water then let it dry :D
  6. kayFX

    kayFX Newbie

    quite hard to remove the fan without removing the heat sink.. the clip holding the fan is very hard.. my hand hurts..
  7. g0tanks

    g0tanks Newbie

    Compressed air works great, I used to use it for cleaning my PSU.
  8. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD BOG Translator

    You can't miss with compressed air. Works great and the whole cleaning operation takes only a few minutes without too much trouble!
  9. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    do not use vacummn cleaner :naughty:

    I read before it will spoil the pc by releasing static charges or something like that. which the hardware is very prone to. that why when u buy hardware , they are seal in a anti static plastic. correct me if i am wrong
  10. g0tanks

    g0tanks Newbie

    Really? I clean my PC with a vacuum cleaner all the time..
  11. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I use vacumm cleaner too sometimes, but on the casing usually.
  12. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    Awww... compressed air it is. Why couldn't Intel make something easier with screws instead of tabs? :doh:
  13. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Vacumm cleaner then compressed air ftw.;)
  14. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    well, those mini vacuum cleaner :/
  15. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    I don't think that is true, because a vacuum cleaner sucks air and dust from a surface. I don't see how it can deposit static on the cooler. To be safe though, you can remove the cooler before using the vacuum cleaner on it.

    Personally, I prefer to wash the heatsink and fan... and then dry them in the sun. :mrgreen:
  16. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    Really? Didn't know it was okay to wet a fan lol
  17. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Actually it's not recommended because it may damage the motor or bearing.
  18. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    well, a normal brush might clean the dust o.o
  19. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Brush is OK, but not as effective as water. Maybe a damp cloth would be good.
  20. generalRage1982hrv

    generalRage1982hrv ARP Reviewer

    well now i use somthing smarter ehehhehe
    1. i remove cooler
    2. than remove the fan
    3. and last thing is i gave cooler to my wife to wash it hahahahha

    much easyer solution

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