1. Post #1
    Codename 47's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,845 Posts
    My CPU has been running temperatures around 50-55 degrees C for some time, and I suspect it of causing quite a few crashes. So I wanted to take the fan and the heatsink off the CPU and motherboard to clean them, but I couldn't get it off. This is my first time messing with my computers insides, so I didn't have the courage to be too violent, but the plug seemed stuck, and I was unable to unscrew the fan, my screwdriver didn't budge the screws. Should I just use more strength, or is something wrong?

  2. Post #2
    Gold Member
    Drumdevil's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,733 Posts
    Does the fan say Intel?

  3. Post #3
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    venn178's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,886 Posts
    Look on your motherboard for a model. Post said model here. I'll give you a picture-by-picture explanation of how to do it.

  4. Post #4
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    taipan's Avatar
    September 2005
    5,543 Posts
    50-55 is pretty good under load btw.
    You might not even need to get it off.

    If its idle temps, yeah open her up.