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How to remove clipon fan from heatsink (fin part) it's stuck

Don't want to remove all connectors and board to remove stuck fan (clip on AMD dual core 4200+ Sempron) I like screw ons they are tighter. It's stuck on there and I can't budge it. Is there some trick on how to removie it? Some fins are broken off and it's very noisey so it needs replacing. Thanks Patricia

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Are you sure it is stuck on
The fan on my AMD has 4 small clips holding it on. You really have to look for them

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How to remove the AMD athlon 64x2 3800+

This is a very simple procedure.
When you have opened the case you will see the CPU cooling fan on top of the CPU. It is held on by two clips which fasten at the sides of the fan radiator, onto a clip which is fastened to the motherboard.
The clips are removed by turning the retaining clips to a loose position and then easing the clips from the securing lugs on the motherboard cradle. The cooling radiator may be stuck to the top of the CPU due to the heatsink compound used in the original fitting. If that is the case gently but firmly rotate the radiator in a clockwise and then an anti-clockwise movement until you feel the adhesion get loose. DO NOT try pulling the radiator upwards until you can feel no resistance.
The radiator should then pull away from the CPU easily. This will reveal the CPU beneath. Release the CPU retaining lever at the side of the CPU until it is vertical to the motherboard. The CPU can be lifted from it's carrier. Be aware that the CPU has small pins which locate into it's carrier in a specific way. Refer to the CPU documentation as to how to refit it. Although CPUs are susceptible to static, placing it onto a piece of aluminium foil or conductive plastic will protect it.

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Swap single core to dual core. and system shuts down for hardware problems. emachine el1300g-01w using windows 7 mother boards with am2 socktet. i installed the dual core processor and the pc ran good for...

I installed a dual core in my 1300g no problems. I we t against advice and tried a 65w tdp chip for a couple days and it ran a bit hot. A dual core am2 CPU for this machine must be 45w tdp or under. Research the dual core you tried. I'm betting it was too hot or needed to much power. Also the heatsink is crappy too. If you need a better one find a lga 775 heatsink with back plate. They it right in but check for height to fit in your case.

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I think the first thing to do is go back to the cpu Fan and check the plug and make sure you are on the pins as should be make sure that there isn't any Bent pins . Continue on to the next fan in question.If not then I would not continue Running this machine Until I had the fan problem fixed. It doesn't take long to mess things up. I am surprised that it will run . I would like to have faith in the hardware monitor to propely shut it down.then I would go to the power source Plug on the motherBoard . Check that it is connected good and try it for a short run on then off to make sure that the fans are running like they are supposed to.

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EMmachine Tower 600is power shut down after being on for 1 minute

The CPU is probably overheating because of dust build up between the fan and the heatsink

Just unplug the computer and open the case then very carefully unscrew the fan from the heatsink but do NOT remove the heatsink if you do not have to especially if it has an AMD cpu since AMD cpu’s burn up quickly if the heatsink is not perfectly installed or if the heat transfer grease comes off when removing heatsink so it is best to just leave the heatsink clamped down and just unscrew the fan

Once fan is removed you will notice a thick layer of dust build up that you could not see with the fan on and so just carefully remove the dust with an old tooth brush or something like that (it does not have to be spotless or perfect just as long as the main thick parts that were preventing the air from the fan from hitting the metal heatsink are gone then carefully put the fan back on the heatsink and now that the barrier of dust is removed the air will hit the metal like it is supposed to and no more overheat

You want to do this as soon as possible since it doesn’t take very many times with AMD CPU'S for them to overheat permanently and never work again (ive seen them burn up in just a few times).

p4 CPU same thing dust needs to be removed but be very careful when removing and replacing the fan and heatsink so that you do not accidentally break off one of the 4 plastic clips that hold it on because there will be no way to hold it on properly if even just one clip breaks and you will then need to go out and probably buy a different type of heatsink for it that screws on from the bottom of the motherboard and that can be quite a hassle to install since board would have to come completely out of the case to do so.

Once you are completely finished and power up the computer go into the system bios and check the hardware monitor to see the temp of your CPU if it says 70c or higher after just barley turning it on then maybe there is still dirt to clean off or the fan might not be spinning.
any temp lower than that is fine (temps vary from different motherboards if it is down in the 40's then your good to go with no worries but being in the 50's is ok too .. if its in the 80's then just pull the power cord because that’s way to high..
temps referred to here are all in Celsius by the way

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Auto shutdowns can be any number of problems but since it seems to do it about the same time frame of turning it on then I would verify and make sure that the heatsink / cpu fan is installed correctly and thermal grease has been applied. Also run a memory check as failed memory could also result in a simillar problem. Another source of problems simillar to this would be the power supply.

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I had the same issue with my AMD Athlon 3800+ dual core. I found that I wasn't getting enough airflow to keep the system and processor cool. You may want to check the heatsink and fan rating for your processor unless it was sold in a bundle. Also, On AMD's of such power, they tend to run hot if overclocked. Look into, if you haven't already 2 case fans to go along with the processor fans. I recommend a 90mm in front and a 80mm in the rear of the case. If this doesn't help, let me know.

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