Is it a pain to remove a stock fan and heatsink?

I'll be ordering the Intel E2160 this weekend. If I install the stock heatsink and fan I want to remove it in a month or so and replace it before I start OCing it. Is it a pain?

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  1. No, the pain is putting it on in the first place.
  2. randomizer said:
    No, the pain is putting it on in the first place.


    Agreed :lol: :lol: :lol:
  3. yes i thriple that

    heat it up first - disconnect the fan for a min or so
    that will heat it up
  4. randomizer said:
    No, the pain is putting it on in the first place.


    terrific reply! But yeah, if you can figure out how to get the stock hs/fan on, you should have no problem with a new one. One thing to consider: to install some heatsinks (many of the higher end zalmans especially) you must remove the motherboard from the case, so if this sounds a little out of your league, you'll want to do your research and make sure you get a different one.
  5. IRRELEVANT POST THAT DIDN'T DEAL WITH THE ORIGINAL POST....MY BAD....
  6. ^The LGA775 chips don't have pins on the CPU. :lol:

    I agree wit the guys who said that putting the stock fan is a pain. But even worse is a OCZ CPU coolers, even though they work better (than stock) installation is a real pain. I spent like 10 minutes trying to install a OCZ Vanquisher.
  7. Which is one thing the intel reference design is good for. AMD HSs can barely move.
  8. Shadow703793 said:
    ^The LGA775 chips don't have pins on the CPU. :lol:

    I agree wit the guys who said that putting the stock fan is a pain. But even worse is a OCZ CPU coolers, even though they work better (than stock) installation is a real pain. I spent like 10 minutes trying to install a OCZ Vanquisher.

    Try the Asus silent knight. I took 15-20 mins to get it on :sarcastic:
  9. The only pain is shelling out the cash for a new HSF :D
  10. Shadow703793 said:
    ^The LGA775 chips don't have pins on the CPU. :lol:

    I agree wit the guys who said that putting the stock fan is a pain. But even worse is a OCZ CPU coolers, even though they work better (than stock) installation is a real pain. I spent like 10 minutes trying to install a OCZ Vanquisher.


    I'll give you that; I guess reading the orginal post more closely, the LGA chips don't have pins.... Haven't worked with any yet so perhaps I'll just walk away from this thread and leave it to you guys.... :sarcastic:
  11. My scythe ninja R. B always worries me... I feel like im about to break the damn thing (socket AM2)
  12. Well you dont need to change the stock cooler to OC the chip. Its actually a waste of money for those cpus. Not unless you intend to push it to its max clock.

    Most of those chips get to somewhere around 3ghz with stock volts and stock cooling.

    Just cause you are going to OC doesnt mean you need a aftermarket cooler
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