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post #1 of 13
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I was using creamique 2. The stuff works great, but here's the problem: IT really bonds the cooler to the cpu. whenever I remove the cooler from the motherboard, it yanks the damn cpu right out with it. Last time it caused the cpu to have several bent pins . (I hate how amd still has pins on the cpu ... how archaic ) I was able to fix the pins and get the cpu to re seat, but I don't ever want this problem again. I am afraid I might break a pin off next time.

What is a good compound that .. well doesn't bond so well, and is good to use with these cpus.
post #2 of 13
Dont remove the cooler when its been sitting over night and when you are removing it use the twist method dont just yank on it straight up.
All thermal compounds will have some suction other wise they havnt done there job of filling in all the little gaps.

Aslong as it is a good brand the difference between thermal compounds isnt 1-2C.
Personally I stick to Artic cooling MX4 or MX2 because they are the best vaule where I am.
post #3 of 13
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I did this shortly after powering off. I will try the twist method next time. that should help.. Thanks.
post #4 of 13
be gentle, LOL. I had a pentium 4 with a caked on cooler, I remember yanking the damn socket right out, it was bad mad.gif like mentioned above, just make sure it's warm (doesn't have to be hot, then the cooler will probably be too hot to touch) and twist/wiggle in a circular motion, left and right and it should budge. My MX-4 is super cool and never causes heat sincs to stick to the proc. happy cooling thumb.gif
post #5 of 13
Archaic? TBH I'd prefer pins to fall into their little holes the lower the lever to lock in place! (ZIF for the win!) Completely agree with above, don't do it cold and turn it when lifting. thumb.gif
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Lol i happend to replace the paste on an old HD4850 today,
this thing ran 90C+ in my mates machine, and ran 60C on mine.
after i took the heatsink of, i found this rocksolid thermal compound asus put there, after 15m of sanding it all down, i did some artic MX-4 on there, and it dropped to 35C in my system, and 50C in his system.
this was 2D desktop clocks. and i must say his system has 0 airflow, but he is getting a new case this week smile.gif
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Ahh ol' stock mayo TIM for the .... fail rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 13
AS 5 is pretty easy to remove - more so then the ceramics IME. Slight twisting as mentioned of a warm CPU usually does the trick. In some instances you can also just release the CPU latch lever and remove the HSF and CPU as one.
post #9 of 13
mx-2 is cheap and does not bond to CPU like that. Ceramique becomes almost like epoxy like you said. I yanked an old pentium 4 and athlon 64 out of the socket with ceramique before.
post #10 of 13
I use AS 5 as well. Really good stuff. A tad expensive. But its well worth it to me.
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