Closed Is it possible to take off a heat sink from a CPU? Tags: CPUs Heat Last response: February 3, 2013 1:03 AM in CPUs Share WaterKisame January 27, 2013 2:09:04 AM If I wanted to change CPUs but didn't want to get a new heat sink, could I remove the heatsink and use it again on another after the thermal paste has already been applied? More about : heat sink cpu Best solution knuckleonAMD January 27, 2013 2:14:19 AM Yes you should be able to. If you go up a higher cpu. Your temps will rise, I would keep a close eye on them until you know it is good. If your temps go to far up you must get a better heatsink. Share WaterKisame February 3, 2013 1:00:29 AM Best answer selected by WaterKisame. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedForgotten to take heat sink sticker off before building Forum SolvedPossible Replacement CPU Fan/Heat Sink needed Forum How do you take the heat sink off a slot 1 processor? Forum do you need to re apply thermal paste after taking the heat sink off? Forum Have oozing off 2 sides of CPU after installing heat sink... Forum I cleaned my cpu heat sink " took it off" and now my pc dont work Forum Can't get the heat sink/Fan off CPU-Socket A-AMD Forum Possible broken cpu/mobo, heat readings off? Forum Solvedwill this heat sink work with this mobo and cpu? Forum SolvedWill my heat sink CPU cooling fan support my build??? Forum SolvedCpu heat sink on 7750? Forum SolvedIs it possible to replace a heat sink with a liquid cooling system? Forum SolvedHigh CPU Temps, Replace heat sink? Forum SolvedCPU Heat sink Forum SolvedAfter Market Heat Sink That Does Not Require Taking Mobo out of Chasis? Forum SolvedIf I have a CPU cooler, will that get rid of need for heat sink Forum Is it possible for gpu to take load off cpu? Forum SolvedInstalled new CPU heat sink and fan. Forum SolvedCpu heat sink support Forum SolvedCan I get a different exhaust fan for my cpu cooler heat sink? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !