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April 10, 2007 12:54:15 AM

I have a waterblock on the CPU, but underneath the CPU is a sticky pad used in clamping down the waterblock. How does one safely remove the sticky pad from underneath the motherboard? I'm returning the motherboard for replacement, but I want to keep the pad underneath before sending it out. It's the Kandalf integrated LCS, so I really don't know what the equivalent watercooling system is...

Windows Vista Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 2X1GB DDR2-800
Western Digital 150GB Raptor X
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro Series
Dell E207WFP & Samsung SyncMaster 213T
Asus Striker Extreme Motherboard
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR
Thermaltake Kandalf LCS VD4000WBS (no leaks)
Pioneer DVR-212D DVD/CD Writer
APC Back-UPS XS 1000
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April 10, 2007 1:23:46 AM

Well, first of all...

Doesn't your title answer your question?
-cm

P.S. This thing you're talking of, isn't it the thermal grease pad?...
April 10, 2007 1:47:43 AM

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How does one safely remove the sticky pad from underneath the motherboard?






this usually works for me.

i reccomend hearing protection though :p 
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April 10, 2007 1:53:13 AM

Wow I just completely replied to his post without reading it. Lol, I get the "Most Useless Reply" award.
-cm
April 10, 2007 1:53:45 AM

Yeah, just tear the thing off like a bandaid. The way sirheck recommended will work as well, although getting your money back for the board afterwards may be a problem.

@celewign: Im pretty sure he's talking about the backplate thing that goes on the back of the board, like the one for the Tuniq Tower.
April 10, 2007 1:56:33 AM

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C4 will work as well, although getting your money back for the board afterwards may be a problem.


you mean c-4 will void the warrany 8O :lol: 
April 10, 2007 2:05:40 AM

Yeah I know that now.. :oops: 
-cm
April 10, 2007 3:13:10 AM

Explosives, eh? I'll take that under advisement. The vendor said they'd be delighted to remove it for me. They can't guarantee it'll come off perfectly and they intend to use a heat gun. I figure the pros have a better chance of removing the protective pad than I do and will return the remains along with the new MOBO. I only have access to sharp kitchen tools. It's my Asus Striker Extreme that bit the green weiner, as my father was fond of saying :D 
April 10, 2007 4:00:34 AM

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C4 will work as well, although getting your money back for the board afterwards may be a problem.


you mean c-4 will void the warrany 8O :lol: 

That much C-4 may void your whole house! Of course, you did want a skylight in the roof, didn't you? :wink:
April 10, 2007 4:04:50 AM

Last time I did it I just pried it off with a screwdriver, although I did scrape off some of the protective coating on the motherboard. After I got it off and read the instructions it recommended heating the pad up with a hair dryer first. doh!!
April 10, 2007 4:11:07 AM

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C4 will work as well, although getting your money back for the board afterwards may be a problem.


you mean c-4 will void the warrany 8O :lol: 

That much C-4 may void your whole house! Of course, you did want a skylight in the roof, didn't you? :wink:

we should use the c-4 on (typer600) :lol: 
April 10, 2007 4:26:16 AM

C-4 is lame, I played with it like silly putty as a kid.
April 10, 2007 4:29:32 AM

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C-4 is lame, I played with it like silly putty as a kid.


oh yeah? well i use to eat it.
like butter :tongue:
April 10, 2007 4:34:36 AM

What do you bench?
April 10, 2007 4:43:09 AM

225 was the most i ever benched.
245 on an incline bench

squatted 275 and deadlifted 325.

but that was in my younger days.

right now i feel like squatting a (typer600) :lol: 
April 10, 2007 5:09:39 AM

:D  I didn't expect a reply...

/back to the other threads
April 10, 2007 6:37:22 AM

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Wow I just completely replied to his post without reading it. Lol, I get the "Most Useless Reply" award.
-cm
Don't beat yourself down. It happens to the best of us.
April 10, 2007 7:01:12 AM

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225 was the most i ever benched.
245 on an incline bench

squatted 275 and deadlifted 325.

but that was in my younger days.

right now i feel like squatting a (typer600) :lol: 


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