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Old 10-27-2005, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to add a fan to a 6600GT also.
Do I have to squeeze these two things with plyers to get the fan loose and then pull the card off?

Will the card have any problem w/o the 3 pin plugged in. (BIOS or something)?
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yes you pinch those together and push them through the hole, it was freakin hard on my 9800pro i broke my first one lol, then i carefully did it on my second card and it was ALRIGHT
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dang the 6600 is small... my 7800 is a giant it barly fits into my case
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its a 6600GT
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You broke the board or the things that hold the heatsink on?
What did you use to get it off the second time?
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I need to add a fan to a 6600GT also.
Do I have to squeeze these two things with plyers to get the fan loose and then pull the card off?
You can TRY. But good luck.
I found that it was just better for me the cut them instead.
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You broke the board or the things that hold the heatsink on?
What did you use to get it off the second time?
i dunno what happened but something got damaged during that time, i used pliers lol. and i used pliers the second time too
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I used my fingers on my x700... They're the same identical little plastic brads. It must be luck of the draw or something, because mine was super-easy to get off. Little/no effort was involved. I had a heck of a time pulling a P4 heatsink mount of a motherboard, so I know what you're all talking about.

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i used my fingers on my 6600gt...god getting my cpu heatsink holder thingo was the biggest biotch in the world..
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What did you use to cut it?
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