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September 23, 2012 12:01:17 PM

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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a c 109 à CPUs
September 23, 2012 12:02:48 PM

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.
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September 23, 2012 12:05:15 PM

+1 with jay
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September 23, 2012 12:15:57 PM

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?
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a c 109 à CPUs
September 23, 2012 12:19:14 PM

Well is it stuck?

You can use a hair dryer, better than risking the CPU getting damaged from overheating.
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September 23, 2012 12:39:02 PM

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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