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Removing AMD FX 4170 stock cooler help

Hello everyone! Recently I've been looking for an aftermarket CPU cooler for my build, and I've made my choice (Corsaid H60). Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to remove my CPU's stock cooler. I threw the manuals away (stupid on me). I know I need to unlatch the stuff on the tops and bottoms of the cooler, but I'm lost after that. Thank you!
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    Generally, you just remove the "latches" and then gently break the bond of the thermal paste. I prefer to give a little twist, but not every application will allow for that. (May not be room)

    The latch should disengage at two locations before you can remove it.
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  3. Z1NONLY said:
    Generally, you just remove the "latches" and then gently break the bond of the thermal paste. I prefer to give a little twist, but not every application will allow for that. (May not be room)

    The latch should disengage at two locations before you can remove it.


    Thanks! Turns out I only need to twist it a bit, because the paste cemented over :p
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