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Ok so I took apart my crappy pc I got built by cyberpower pc 6 years ago and it had some old cooler master cpu cooler on it and I don't know what it is. It's an aquagate something but anyways, I can't seem to remove the block from the cpu. I tried to remove it and the cpu just snapped out of the socket on the mobo. The mobo and the cpu look fine but I'd really like to get the cpu apart. Anyone got ideas cuz I tried to use a flathead screwdriver to get under it and it didn't work either......HELP PLZ. Oh and sorry for the flash.




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Heat it up and twist the block.
    
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post #3 of 13
Try heating up the block with a hair dryer or heat gun. That will partially liquify the TIM and release it from the CPU.
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Originally Posted by AddictedGamer93 View Post
Heat it up and twist the block.
And hope they had not used adhesive instead of regular TIM.

This should work tho, start the PC, run Prime or anything CPU heavy for 5 mins, better to do it with no fans, and turn it off.
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And hope they had not used adhesive instead of regular TIM.

This should work tho, start the PC, run Prime or anything CPU heavy for 5 mins, better to do it with no fans, and turn it off.
Hes ripped the cpu from the board. He wont be able to get it back in. So that wont work.

Happened to me before, get a hairdryer on the block. and a small knife.
     
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And hope they had not used adhesive instead of regular TIM.
Nvm.
Edited by AddictedGamer93 - 6/4/11 at 10:40am
    
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Hes ripped the cpu from the board. He wont be able to get it back in. So that wont work.

Happened to me before, get a hairdryer on the block. and a small knife.
You can still put the CPU back in with the heat sink already on. Just lower it in, aiming will just be a little harder.

But just use a hair dryer, should be pretty simple.
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You can still put the CPU back in with the heat sink already on. Just lower it in, aiming will just be a little harder.
This. You probably wont be able to lock the cpu in, but it will hold the cpu so you can turn the block. Just heat it up first.
    
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Use a heat gun and slowly twist in opposite directions.
    
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