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I have a MSI motherboard, and the fan over my chipset started messing up a maybe 6 months ago. A month ago or so when I played the Fear demo, my HD crashed and I had to "0 Fill" my seagate drive with the help of the seagate tech support. He did not conclude what the problem was, and I reinstalled windows and Ive still been playing games and such with no real problems. Now Im planning on getting fear the game for real and before I get it I want to consider if this dead fan is causing problems. I havent really thought about it, but im guessing its been dead for a month or more.






So im wondering What my options are with this. Is it something ciritical to be fixed? Can i buy a new fan in store and install it?
 

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Just un-screw the fan on the heatsink, then bring the fan to a local electronics store or to a computer shop to see if they have a fan just like the size that you have.. Once you got one, screw it back and you are up to go... :grin:
 

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That fan not running is causing instability in your system, and probably why your game died on you :(

Did you try just cleaning it first? I find a good de-dusting and a tiny drop of household oil under the sticker where the little axle is enough to bring back a fan many a time :)
 

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I tried to unscrew it, and it wont unscrew at all. I see that you can unhook it and take off the whole heatsink+fan but I dont want to do that yet, as I guess i cant eaisly put it back on. Is there any other way to get the fan off?
 

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That fan should unscrew right off the heatsink... you just can't get a good enough bite on the screwhead? I use the little prescision screwdrivers, they get a decent bite in there, might be worth a shot. If not, a whole new assembly may in order, but it SHOULD unscrew.
 
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