I have a couple of older systems (Wolfdale gen CPUs, though built several year after this version was current) using the Hyper TX3 CPU cooler. After about 5 years of on-and-off of use, these fans are getting noticeably louder. I'd like to replace the fans and keep the heat sinks for the cheapest solution. But the clips on the fans they came with seem to be permanently attached. It's not a screw, but apparently some sort of bolt that was used to connect the clip to the fan. (You can get a reasonably good look at it on the Amazon page for the TX3. https://www.amazon.com/Hyper-TX3-Cooler-Direct-Contact/dp/B005HIRDUA) Is there a tool that can remove whatever that is? If not, what sort of 3rd-party clip is likely to be effective in holding a 92mm fan in a TX3 heat sink? The things I find when I simply search on "fan clips" look like wires, not clips. How would those work?
Edited by hamluis, 10 April 2018 - 11:56 AM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.