05-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Nebraska, USA
OS: Win10 64-bit Professional
You definitely do not need to get it replaced. And frankly, the damage is not bad at all and I would be really surprised if it affects cooling efficiency, even a tiny bit.
The only real reason I can see for worrying about it is where pinched together, it might start acting as a small dam and might start collecting and building up a nice collection of dust that might start to affect air flow enough that it might then start affecting cooling. That's a lot of "mights" that need to come into play - and if your case is filtered, it probably would take quite awhile to happen.
I would use your fingernail or one of those wooden cuticle stick
pushy thingys - something you can get in between the fins without scratching them.
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