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AMD phenom ii x4 965BE stock heatsink removal

  • CPUs
  • Heatsinks
  • Thermal Compound
  • Phenom
Last response: in CPUs
February 21, 2013 4:54:58 PM

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 but i couldn't remove the pin on the other side thus remove the whole thing
Any suggestions how to lift/ease it up?

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a c 1146 à CPUs
March 22, 2013 9:14:32 PM

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.
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March 24, 2013 2:05:38 PM

bartholomew said:
This should help. :)

I've seen this video but the thing is that my heatsink doesn't have the screwdriver pull which is shown in that vid so it doesn't really help me at all...
a c 1146 à CPUs
March 24, 2013 2:17:50 PM

Are you saying you still haven't gotten the other side of the latch loosened yet?! It just slides off the nub like the side with the lever did.
a b à CPUs
March 25, 2013 12:04:37 AM

Did you try what he does at 0:25 ?
I had to do the same thing to get my heatsink off.