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How to change cpu from one motherboard to another

what i need to know is: do i have to remove the heat sink from the cpu before I reinstall it into another mother board
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  1. Yes.

    AMD and Intel have different ways of mounting the CPU coolers. Be sure to Google for a tutorial on how to disassemble for the CPU you have....

    Intel 478, 775, 1155, 1156, 1366 pin sockets

    AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, 939 .....
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    Yes...clean off the old paste from both the heatsink and cpu.
    After you install the cpu in the new board, apply a small amout of thermal paste and seat the heat sink on to the cpu...Make sure that it sits on there properly.
    Also make sure that the lock down pins (intel) are fully inserted.
    Hope this helps...JQ
  3. If you buy *INTEL* you DON"T!! You buy a NEW processor and a NEW motherboard, due to socket changes and high prices you get screwed.. do yourself a favor & buy amd until intel stops the madness... sandybridge is a waste of manufacturing resources into the marketplace- make them take a bath on the chip & chipsets
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  5. johnnyq1233 said:
    Yes...clean off the old paste from both the heatsink and cpu.
    After you install the cpu in the new board, apply a small amout of thermal paste and seat the heat sink on to the cpu...Make sure that it sits on there properly.
    Also make sure that the lock down pins (intel) are fully inserted.
    Hope this helps...JQ


    thank you
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