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This is so easy its almost silly. smile.gif Some of you have it close.....

You will risk OS corruption, but meh....

1) Run your choice of stress test. The hotter the better (LinX or IBT would be best). Get that CPU nice and hot.

2) Remove power plug (don't shut down, just yank that power cord right out).

3) IMMEDIATELY start removing the cooler using the twist method (obviously after its unbolted / un clipped).

4) ???

5) Profit!!!!

I've never had this fail me on a hard to remove mount. Just make sure you don't pull the heatsink, as it'll yank the chip right out.
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post #22 of 29
Why not just slide the heatsink off instead of twisting it?

I usually just twist side to side as I'm sliding it and it comes right off.
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post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

This is so easy its almost silly. smile.gif Some of you have it close.....
You will risk OS corruption, but meh....
1) Run your choice of stress test. The hotter the better (LinX or IBT would be best). Get that CPU nice and hot.
2) Remove power plug (don't shut down, just yank that power cord right out).
3) IMMEDIATELY start removing the cooler using the twist method (obviously after its unbolted / un clipped).
4) ???
5) Profit!!!!
I've never had this fail me on a hard to remove mount. Just make sure you don't pull the heatsink, as it'll yank the chip right out.

just do the same thing and unclip it first smile.gif then it falls off when its done baking
     
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This is so easy its almost silly. smile.gif Some of you have it close.....
You will risk OS corruption, but meh....
1) Run your choice of stress test. The hotter the better (LinX or IBT would be best). Get that CPU nice and hot.
2) Remove power plug (don't shut down, just yank that power cord right out).
3) IMMEDIATELY start removing the cooler using the twist method (obviously after its unbolted / un clipped).
4) ???
5) Profit!!!!
I've never had this fail me on a hard to remove mount. Just make sure you don't pull the heatsink, as it'll yank the chip right out.

just do the same thing and unclip it first smile.gif then it falls off when its done baking

Bad idea, because that chip will over heat IMMEDIATELY when the cooler falls off. You risk damaging the CPU. It's a good idea in theory, just not in practice. The heat will stay and keep the grease gooey enough long enough to remove the cooler.
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Bad idea, because that chip will over heat IMMEDIATELY when the cooler falls off. You risk damaging the CPU. It's a good idea in theory, just not in practice. The heat will stay and keep the grease gooey enough long enough to remove the cooler.

you just gotta fast young grasshopper
     
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post #26 of 29
ive only ever used AS5 and MX3 and MX4, no issues ever....
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post #27 of 29
When my cpu got stuck to the cooler, i removed the cooler and the cpu from the socket, put on oven gloves and used a blow dryer to blow the hot air on the cpu while gently twisting works everytime.
 
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post #28 of 29
Usually just run the CPU 100% for a bit to get it hot, shut down, and make sure you're ready to seperate it from the board as soon as you power down. Don't pull straight up on it but shift it from side to side so you ease it off while it can be moved. Since you're using AS5 it should be fine and not glue like.
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