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I am having trouble taking off the stock HSF from my socket 939 mobo..>Anyone have any tips on how to do this easier
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post #2 of 10
Unhook the retention bracket and rotate left to right while slightly pulling up.
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post #3 of 10
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Thats where I am having trouble the retention bracket is on really tight...It is hooked on bothsides and is not giving at all...
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Picture possibly?
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post #5 of 10
uh, screw it off slowly for equal pressure... i guess, shouldnt be much of a problem.. as nos said, picture.
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no camera
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Finally got it...Thanks for the suggestions
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post #8 of 10
personally i used a flathead screwdriver to pop it off.

*EDIT* Beat me to it!
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post #9 of 10
The retention clips in mine were a pain in the ass too. I tried for a while to get them to let go, and finally got my finger under one and pulled it straight out, and it came off real quick.
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post #10 of 10
Afaik you dont need a screwdriver for s939 as they are latched on? All you have to do is flip up the latch and they are loose. The AMD socket before 939 (can't remember code) needed the clip to be pushed down then pryed outwards, was a bugger to get off. I'd use one large flathead screwdriver to push it down then a smaller one to get behind the clip and push it out.
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