Both the cards have some kind of pins holding the fan onto the card itself. I tried removing these pins but got nowhere, I personally don't think they're meant to be removed. Probably I'll buy a vga cooler for like $10 or $20. The thing is when I made up my mind to go purchase a vga cooler the fan started working, I checked on the comp & it showed that the temp. had come down significantly to about 56C which means it was working & effective of course. Today however it stopped working again. If I open the case & just give the fan a slight push it starts spinning again & does so for quite some time, actually that duration I have not experimented much on. What I can tell you is that sometimes the fan works & sometimes it doesn't the confusion is what is causing the fan to stop working? Is the wire of the fan loose? Is it too dirty inside? I cleaned up the fan just now & am going to see how it goes now. Even though i'll be purchasing a vga cooler sometime soon I don't think I'd loose anything trying to figure this problem out as well.
I've attached a picture of my FX 5700 Ultra, any idea how to remove the fan/heatsink please tell me.
The help is greatly appreciated, thanks a lot.