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to quote the box.


I felt like I was going to snap my 580 in half when I did it, can u see the thermal glue flexing when you pull on it?
I don't have the G1, that only comes with the newer AXP. My stuff is from the separate VR003 kit, and it doesn't flex whatsoever.
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Have a soldering iron? I would melt the glue away around the edges so I could get something in between. Really I wouldn't pull on the chip at all, all you need is a small amount of twist in between and the glue should crack and split.
Freezing it may work too throw it in a freezer for an hour then try twisting them apart.

I had a hard time finding thermal tape and adhesive for a fair price. I bought a used ram kit so I didn't get the glue but after searching for some online it was cheaper to order a whole new ram kit from AC in China...
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Have a soldering iron? I would melt the glue away around the edges so I could get something in between. Really I wouldn't pull on the chip at all, all you need is a small amount of twist in between and the glue should crack and split.
Freezing it may work too throw it in a freezer for an hour then try twisting them apart.
I tried the freezer earlier today, it does seem to loosen things very slightly, but nowhere near enough to really wiggle the heatsinks or stick anything under them. Trying for a longer session now.

I noticed AC has a caution/warning on some of their other thermal adhesives, stating the stuff is permanent. But on the paste from the VR-kits there isn't such a warning, not even in the manual. Really would've helped if they did.
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post #24 of 25
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Success! 3 hours in the freezer + + twisting like mad and they came off.


There's no way I'm putting the same adhesive on my 480 to connect VR004's heatsinks, found out the Zalman VF3000's heatplate is compatible with the AXP so I'm going for a hybrid between the two companies.
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Plus rep for the end nipper and posting it.
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