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I'm trying to restore my 470 to its stock cooling, but the RAM heatsinks from my AXP are completely stuck from thermal glue that was used. Heating things up isn't working, even when pulling them with force.

Is there any way to get them off? Don't feel like ripping the chips off my PCB.
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Get a small flat head screwdriver and a piece of cloth to wrap the tip in and pry them off. The thinner and duller the head the better.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxxa;13907440 
Get a small flat head screwdriver and a piece of cloth to wrap the tip in and pry them off. The thinner and duller the head the better.

ive tried this in the past occasionally you could possibly pull a chip on the stick of ram so be careful.
 
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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Maxxa;13907440 
Get a small flat head screwdriver and a piece of cloth to wrap the tip in and pry them off. The thinner and duller the head the better.

Thanks, that might just work.
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post #5 of 25
Put the Card in the Machine Run Furmark with a low fan profile for a few min to warm everything up (85c), then do what Maxxa said. A little heat should help loosen the contact material.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxxa;13907440 
Get a small flat head screwdriver and a piece of cloth to wrap the tip in and pry them off. The thinner and duller the head the better.

I allays put the card in a freezer before doing that
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Originally Posted by cook;13907472 
Put the Card in the Machine Run Furmark with a low fan profile for a few min to warm everything up (85c), then do what Maxxa said. A little heat should help loosen the contact material.

Already attempted that, brought it up to around 80°C and took it out as quick as possible. I'll probably have to do it again to soften leftovers.
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.....Dremel?



Grind that sucker OFF!
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post #9 of 25
look up the way that you put it in a bag and put it in the freezer.
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Quote:
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.....Dremel?



Grind that sucker OFF!

This better be a joke, otherwise you're a moron. kookoo.gif
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Stance your best probable option is to try to get the thinnest flat head screw driver you can find... eyeglass-repair screw drivers work as long as the screw driver shaft itself is kinda thick.

Not smallest head mind you, thinnest head wink.gif

I had a similar incident with a friends Zalman cooler [he just had to use thermal glue over the stock pads, no reasoning with him, but I digress, eyeglass repair screw driver, head covered with a dryer softener sheet then its just a wiggling game until it pops off.

It did require a substantial amount of force and I did kinda fear the memory was going to pop off but they never did... take your time whatever you do.

Also, heating the card up first by throwing some furmark action helped get the outer area of the glue somewhat malleable so wedging the screwdriver in there was easier smile.gif
    
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