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Removing CPU that sticks from the HEAT SINK.


Just wanted to know if how could I safely removed my processor from the OEM heat sink, the processor kinda sticks to the heat sink, I tried to remove the processor, when I try to remove the heat sink, the processor went along with the heat sink, now I cant remove it from the heat sink and cant return it to the processor slot. Is there a way to safely remove the processor from the heat sink without breaking it? and do you think the processor is not damaged when it goes with the heat sink without first removing the clip from the processor slot?
 
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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RendEr_NANo
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hi RendEr_NANo,
sounds like theres some thermal paste or thermal tape between the two (as there should be) and its gone hard.
just be gentle and seperate them

PeteL
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CallandorCommented:
If that doesn't work, use a box cutter and run it between the two parts to separate them.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
cool 40 points and a C grade  - cheers mate!
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CallandorCommented:
It's his first question - maybe he's been reading that document that says a C is average - a lot of people tell me that's why they gave a C, when it's really the worst grade that can be given.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
:) wose things happen at sea :)
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CallandorCommented:
Quite the pun, you are :-)
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
:)
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