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 Share 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. WaterKisame February 3, 2013 1:00:29 AM Best answer selected by WaterKisame. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Heat sink fell off - anything fried? Forum How do you take the heat sink off a slot 1 processor? Forum Can't get the heat sink /Fan off CPU -Socket A-AMD Forum CPU is idling hot w/ new heat sink Forum CPU Heat Sink /Cooler for i7 2600K on an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Forum Installed a new CPU/heat sink - PC not starting up Forum Heat sink under $60 with an emphasis on silence with a mild OC Forum Windows 7 won't boot after adding aftermarket heat sink to motherboard Forum Attaching A Fan To A NB Heat SInk ? Forum Push+Pull or Push+Push Dual Fans on Heat Sink Forum A question regarding processor heat sink paste Forum 250mm fan and heat sink question Forum Does the orientation of a heat sink change its cooling power Forum Core i5 3570k--- CPU hot but heat sink doesn't hot. Forum Newbie asks for advice on heat sink /fan for Intel Core2duo Forum How to Cleaning the heat sink and.. Forum 212 evo fan replacement Forum [Solved] Is my CPU bottlenecking me? Forum Dead CPU(s)? Or Mobo? No POST or Beeps!!! Forum Dell CPU Upgrade? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !