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Cpu overheat my cpu overheated; what information do i need to be able to replace the fan? and what would be the best type of replacement fan?

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You would need:
1. Make and Model of computer
2. Processor Name, Speed, and type

To replace the fan you would also have to get some thermal greese to apply to both processor and new fan. Depending on the fan, you might consider asking a local tech to install it for you.

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