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Heatsink help.

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  • Intel
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Last response: in Components
January 13, 2009 7:51:45 AM

I think this is the right category.

Anyway, I need to remove a stock intel heatsink that came with my computer. The only problem is there's a big funnel/cone attached to the heatsink blocking my ability to unscrew it, any ideas on how to remove said funnel/cone?

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January 13, 2009 8:10:37 AM

Whats the processor? if you dont know download CPU-Z and run it (sorry if thats patronising...some people dont know whats in their PC :D  )
January 13, 2009 8:29:58 AM

It's a Q8200

I'm idling at an average of 50c so I figured I should try a better heatsink but I can't for the life of me get this one off because of this funnel/cone lol
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January 13, 2009 7:01:52 PM

Can't find any pictures of this funnel type deal for the 8200
January 14, 2009 7:34:08 AM

Same here, i was hoping to find someone with a similar issue. Any chance of a pic?
January 15, 2009 5:10:33 PM

Doesn't matter, lol. I figured it out, it just took a lot more power to unclip and lift off than I felt comfortable using, I thought I was going to break my motherboard. They should really make these things easier to take off. Thanks anyway!