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how the heck do u take off an 1155 factory heat sink?

post #1 of 11
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seriously, how the heck do you take this off, i just bought a new mobo, and a 2600k, however, they store required it to post before they let me leave, and i cannot for the life of me figure out how to take this stupid crap heat sink off, the only video i found online is some drunk fool who broke the thing in the process, thanks
   
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post #2 of 11
turn the push pins the way the arrow shows any with a little force it will come off.
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post #3 of 11
You turn the 4 pegs.
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im trying to, but i feel like there is a heck of alot resistance, how far do i turn them?
   
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post #5 of 11
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well ive twisted and turned and pulled like hell and this thing isnt coming off
   
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Pics?
    
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post #7 of 11
Twist them the way the arrow goes and then pull them up i believe.
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post #8 of 11
You need to turn them counter-clockwise I believe. Thank God I have never had to deal with stock cooling, it's such a massive POS and there is really no excuse when there is heatsinks like the 212 plus for like $20. This is not directed towards you OP I seen you said the store did it to ya.
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post #9 of 11
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this POS is just not gunna come off, this is utter bullcrap, what a horrible cooler
   
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post #10 of 11
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i can see the mobo cracking and hear it also when i pull on this pins, and yes ive turned them all the proper way
   
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