Hello, so long story short I wanted to reapply thermal paste on my phenom 965 cpu but ran into trouble while trying to remove stock cpu heatsink. It wasn't hard to ease the side with a lever as shown in this photo http://oi47.tinypic.com/8zfdhg.jpg but i couldn't remove the pin on the other side thus remove the whole thing http://oi45.tinypic.com/k473ud.jpg Any suggestions how to lift/ease it up? Thanks
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Just push the side you have loose towards the other side to give yourself some slack. Maybe push down a little on the cooler as you do it.