Solved Help me please im afraid i will break my processor. Tags: CPUs Fan Processors Thermaltake Last response: July 28, 2012 4:34 AM in CPUs Share 8connor98 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. More about : afraid break processor DJDeCiBeL 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. 8connor98 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 >.< Related resources P4 3600 article/leak - Intel afraid ? - Forum I5 760 , Afraid of Cooling Problem! - Forum Not another help me thread... i'm afraid so :( - Forum Problem with " break " on screen during movement... please help !!! - Forum Please help me , I'm dumb... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs 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. 8connor98 July 28, 2012 3:45:04 AM Ok i will be back if it doesn't work, or i need help. Thanks . 8connor98 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... Best solution DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs 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. 8connor98 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. 8connor98 July 28, 2012 4:33:22 AM Best answer selected by 8connor98. 8connor98 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!!! DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs July 28, 2012 4:34:34 AM Awesome! Glad that worked after all, and you're welcome. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat I'm afraid of ForumI'm in a Pickle!!! Help Me Please ....**Error Corrected** ForumHELP ! Don't want to break something! ForumThe problem that is gonna make me break my GTX 260 in half ! ForumOpen for suggestions. Don't be afraid . ForumURGENT help needed! Please , help me . 7970 BIOS flash gone wrong ForumHelp me choose the balanced build! I'm a guy who's high on speed. ForumI'm having alot of trouble, in need of dire help ForumI need to break my laptop without permanent damage ForumOh noes, please help me before I break something else... ForumHome audio on a PC, help I'm clueless ForumPSU Help ForumWill this cpu fit ForumHelp me to choose power supply ForumCPU: i3 vs. Phenom II x4 (pros and cons. Not which is better, please) More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !