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Help me please im afraid i will break my processor.

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July 28, 2012 3:26:06 AM

Hello,
I have recently gotten my thermaltake frio fan and I go to install it and I take off my old fan and... well the processor is stuck to my old fan, if you can help please do so.


I thought about getting a knife and prying it off ... didn't think that was a good idea....

thanks.

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a c 283 à CPUs
July 28, 2012 3:38:22 AM

Run a stress test on the CPU for a few minutes to loosen up the old paste.
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July 28, 2012 3:40:18 AM

I'm new to processors... how do i do that?






last time this happened ...i smashed the pins >.<
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July 28, 2012 3:42:00 AM

Well, you don't necessarily HAVE to do that, you can just use a hair dryer as well.

But a program like Intel Burn Test would be good for the stress test. Just a few passes should do it.
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July 28, 2012 3:45:04 AM

Ok i will be back if it doesn't work, or i need help. Thanks :)  .
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July 28, 2012 4:16:24 AM

Ok I cannot get this thing off.... I have sat there forever holding a hair dryer and it is so hot I can't touch it but I forced myself and it won't budge.... I'm thinking of Mr. Plyers ehheeheh.


any ideas ?


i even poked it with some tweasers ( if im spelling that right >.<) and it wouldn't move... :( 
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July 28, 2012 4:22:50 AM

Well, I guess give IBT a try then. http://majorgeeks.com/IntelBurnTest_d5987.html

5 passes on High should get it plenty warm enough. After that, just twist a bit (after shutting down, of course) and it should dislodge.
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July 28, 2012 4:27:04 AM

ok...ugggggg I'll have to wait a while for it to get cooler after heating it so much, i'll give it a try and come back if it doesn't work.
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July 28, 2012 4:33:22 AM

Best answer selected by 8connor98.
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July 28, 2012 4:33:42 AM

It worked(the hair dryer) haha i walked in my bathroom where i was heating it an twisted it like you said and plop right off. Thankyou!!!
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a c 283 à CPUs
July 28, 2012 4:34:34 AM

Awesome! Glad that worked after all, and you're welcome. :) 
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