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CPU stuck to heatsink fan?

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November 14, 2010 4:58:36 PM

I'm trying to get my AMD Phenom II X6 1090T off of the stock heatsink fan because I was going to apply a new layer of thermal compound, thinking the stock was smeared off by accident.

Well, when I pulled the heatsink fan off, it pulled the CPU off with it. No, the CPU is stuck to the heatsink, and I can't even put everything back on because I need to unlock the CPU holder arm, which prohibits me from lowering the HSF back in.

Any ideas?

Jen

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November 14, 2010 6:18:54 PM

Try to twist the cpu off.
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November 14, 2010 6:31:17 PM

Try using a hair dryer to heat the heatsink surface and loosen the bond.
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November 14, 2010 6:32:50 PM

use ARCTICLEAN THERMAL PASTE CPU CLEANER REMOVER + PURIFIER its good for this as some one had this happen too
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November 14, 2010 6:37:55 PM

Good way to prevent that from happening again would be to run the computer to heat the cpu/heatsink up than remove them after shutting the system down.


As far as getting it off, try a twisting motion.
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November 14, 2010 6:53:01 PM

What loneninga said ^+\,,/
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November 14, 2010 7:08:19 PM

Best answer selected by Jennifer2010.
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November 14, 2010 7:08:39 PM

Got it off using a hairdryer. Thanks for all the replies!
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November 4, 2011 8:36:51 PM

What worked for me was spraying some WD-40 into a small cap (medicine bottle cap can work too) and then I put a few drops at a time on the surface of the heatsink (between the heatsink and CPU) and let it seep in. I then waited a few minutes and with no effort it popped right off.

/Bob
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