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Best way to Remove heatsink?

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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  1. Isopropyl alcohol (at least 70% but 91%+ is best) and be careful not to leave fibres or anything like that
  2. well i mean like get it off the heatsink... literally pull it off
  3. 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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  6. ah ok thanks
  7. 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
  8. haha ok well thanks guys
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