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Dimension 8300 CPU cooler removal

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Anonymous
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June 29, 2005 10:34:09 PM

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I feel foolish asking this, but have never seen the setup quite like in my
Dimension 8300.
I need to move CPU and cooler to a replacement motherboard and I see what
appear to be two small green release levers on the cooling fins mounted to
the top of the CPU.
They appear to be rather fragile and I do not want to break them. How is
this cooler/heat-sink removed?

TIA
Anonymous
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June 29, 2005 10:38:59 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"PC Medic" <not@home.com> wrote in message
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>I feel foolish asking this, but have never seen the setup quite like in my
>Dimension 8300.
> I need to move CPU and cooler to a replacement motherboard and I see what
> appear to be two small green release levers on the cooling fins mounted to
> the top of the CPU.
> They appear to be rather fragile and I do not want to break them. How is
> this cooler/heat-sink removed?
>
> TIA
>
>


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/s...

From your description, you appear to be speaking of the (green) heatsink
retention clips. They assist in keeping the heatsink in the retaining
pedestal/base (black). They're tougher than they look, but a booger to get
out until you get the knack of it.

Use your thumb on the small "ears" on the clip (one clip at a time), and
push the ear backwards (towards the gap in the clip itself). This should
free up the short end of the clip from the pedestal/base, and you can just
lift the entire clip out.

Stew
!