CPU cooler tips

Is it safe to twist the CPU cooler before taking it off the CPU? I heard that it is better to do that before taking off the cooler because you might take the CPU with it. But i think by twisting, you could break the CPU pins. idk but i twist the cooler before taking it off
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  1. If it isn't stuck on the CPU then its safe, if its stuck, warm the heatsink a little then try.

    And make sure you unsecure it.
  2. +1 with jay
  3. jay_nar2012 said:
    If it isn't stuck on the CPU then its safe, if its stuck, warm the heatsink a little then try.

    And make sure you unsecure it.


    So i should just turn on the PC and stress it a bit to make the heatsink hot and then turn it off and remove the cooler?
  4. Well is it stuck?

    You can use a hair dryer, better than risking the CPU getting damaged from overheating.
  5. jay_nar2012 said:
    Well is it stuck?

    You can use a hair dryer, better than risking the CPU getting damaged from overheating.


    Hah it was stuck if i tried to gently twist it but as i twisted it a bit harder it came off and the CPU was undamaged. although the PC was working for 5 mins before i did it
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