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Best way to Remove heatsink?

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January 16, 2013 9:13:39 PM

OK, so i want to reapply my thermal paste but I really dont want to damage the CPU because with my 8120 i had to slide teh cpu off and there has to be a simpler more safe way to do this... any ideas?

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a b à CPUs
January 16, 2013 9:17:55 PM

Isopropyl alcohol (at least 70% but 91%+ is best) and be careful not to leave fibres or anything like that
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January 16, 2013 9:43:28 PM

well i mean like get it off the heatsink... literally pull it off
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January 16, 2013 9:52:24 PM

You just unclamp the heatsink/fan from the MB and gently remove it from the cpu with the cpu still affixed to the MB. AFAIK.

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January 16, 2013 10:02:36 PM
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January 16, 2013 10:09:46 PM

Best answer selected by PanicMaster85.
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January 16, 2013 10:09:48 PM

ah ok thanks
January 16, 2013 10:10:49 PM

PanicMaster85 said:
OK, so i want to reapply my thermal paste but I really dont want to damage the CPU because with my 8120 i had to slide teh cpu off and there has to be a simpler more safe way to do this... any ideas?


turn ur pc on and warm it up abit... run a stress test like prime 95 then shut it down and the thermal compound will be lossened and easier to remove. just twist and keep applying a little pulling pressure, dont worry you wont yank out the cpu unless you try to go hulk
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January 16, 2013 10:13:32 PM

haha ok well thanks guys
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