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Corsair h60 stuck on cpu

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May 5, 2013 12:48:50 PM

I have had a h60 water cooling on my cpu since december, and i got a new cpu. But now when i try to remove the water block. It wont come off. Is this normal? What should i do?

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a c 93 à CPUs
May 5, 2013 1:07:20 PM

No; it's not normal. How did you try to remove it? Any pictures? Maybe it's also helpful if you explained how you installed it.
May 5, 2013 1:11:40 PM

ksham said:
No; it's not normal. How did you try to remove it? Any pictures? Maybe it's also helpful if you explained how you installed it.


I didnt remove it yet. I tried to remove it with not to much pressure to damage anything. Picture wont help because it just looks like the water block is on top of the cpu. I think it might be the thermal paste that was pre applied on the water block. Temps seem to be fine, 27c idle.
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a c 93 à CPUs
May 5, 2013 1:16:26 PM

Did you start by unscrewing the screws that hold the cooler in place?
May 5, 2013 1:17:55 PM

ksham said:
Did you start by unscrewing the screws that hold the cooler in place?


Haha yeah i have done that. I just dont want to tug on it really hard to damage anything.
a c 93 à CPUs
May 5, 2013 1:19:44 PM

Okay, so after that, the screws should come off completely. After that, when you try to lift your cooler block up, it is stuck to the CPU?
May 5, 2013 1:22:00 PM

ksham said:
Okay, so after that, the screws should come off completely. After that, when you try to lift your cooler block up, it is stuck to the CPU?


Yes, exactly.
a c 93 à CPUs
May 5, 2013 1:30:07 PM

Ok. Just confirming.

You can try a few things:
1. Try to gently twist the water block.
2. Failing that, try to reheat the CPU or use something like a hair blow dryer.
3. If there's a gap, try taking a syringe with 91% Isopropyl alcohol and squirt a bit into the gap. Let it soak a bit (5-7 mins) and try wiggling it again. If it's working, you can slowly reapply more.

Don't do #2 and #3 simultaneously.
May 5, 2013 1:35:47 PM

ksham said:
Ok. Just confirming.

You can try a few things:
1. Try to gently twist the water block.
2. Failing that, try to reheat the CPU or use something like a hair blow dryer.
3. If there's a gap, try taking a syringe with 91% Isopropyl alcohol and squirt a bit into the gap. Let it soak a bit (5-7 mins) and try wiggling it again. If it's working, you can slowly reapply more.

Don't do #2 and #3 simultaneously.


Alright ill try that when i have time and ill let you no.

DO you also think i should heat up the cpu with prime 95?

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a c 93 à CPUs
May 5, 2013 2:23:35 PM
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Up to you. I don't recommend that you try to remove the cooler with the computer on though. You should shut it down and unplug the power supply power cable before working on it.
May 5, 2013 2:30:35 PM

ksham said:
Up to you. I don't recommend that you try to remove the cooler with the computer on though. You should shut it down and unplug the power supply power cable before working on it.


Yeah thats what i meant. Heat up the cpu with prime. then switch it off real quick and try to remove it.

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