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Unsure about the state of my CPU

by jsung / January 17, 2010 2:36 PM PST

So recently a blade of my heatsink fan broke off. It now sounds horrible with a sound output of appx 70 db.

According to speedfan, the core temperature was at about 37 degrees celsius, but this morning when i booted it up, and opened firefox, i got a blue screen. I am wondering whether the blue screens are due to the cpu temporarily overheating, and a replacement heatsink/fan will fix it, or whether a new cpu is necessary.

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I admit it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 11:29 PM PST

I've broken a few fans like that.

You're right. Either a new fan or an entire heatsink and fan combination to fix it.

These fans range from only this fits to generic. Since we have no pictures to work with I can't guess. But I have replaced just the fan at times.

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Broken Heatsink Fan Repair
by goldilocks20 / January 18, 2010 1:21 AM PST

basically if you have two of those tabs on each side of the broken fan, they are offset also. what my uncles would usually do is just get a retention clip from a heatsink that has spacing for the shim (i think its what its called) for 3 of those white tabs.

but if you can't go through with all these trouble, better find or purchase a replacement immediately.

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