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. WaterKisame February 3, 2013 1:00:29 AM Best answer selected by WaterKisame. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHeat sink fell off - anything fried? ForumHow do you take the heat sink off a slot 1 processor? ForumCan't get the heat sink /Fan off CPU -Socket A-AMD ForumCPU is idling hot w/ new heat sink ForumCPU Heat Sink /Cooler for i7 2600K on an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro ForumInstalled a new CPU/heat sink - PC not starting up ForumHeat sink under $60 with an emphasis on silence with a mild OC ForumWindows 7 won't boot after adding aftermarket heat sink to motherboard ForumAttaching A Fan To A NB Heat SInk ? ForumPush+Pull or Push+Push Dual Fans on Heat Sink ForumA question regarding processor heat sink paste Forum250mm fan and heat sink question ForumDoes the orientation of a heat sink change its cooling power ForumCore i5 3570k--- CPU hot but heat sink doesn't hot. ForumNewbie asks for advice on heat sink /fan for Intel Core2duo ForumHow to Cleaning the heat sink and.. Forum212 evo fan replacement Forum[Solved] Is my CPU bottlenecking me? ForumDead CPU(s)? Or Mobo? No POST or Beeps!!! ForumDell CPU Upgrade? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !