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How to remove heatsink without pulling the cpu out from the socket.

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Well guys I wanna change my stockfan to a hyper 212 evo, and I wanna know some tips on how I can remove the stock heatsink from the cpu socket without doing any damage to the cpu pins, I wanna be 100% sure that the cpu will be okey.

I actually tried to remove my 3 years old pc heatsink just to test it, and when I tried the cpu came with the heatsink the pins was okey but when I tried to pull the cpu apart from the heatsink I dropped it and bend like 5 pins but I managed to straighten them back and put it again in the socket lmafo, I dont want that happend on my actual pc, I actually twisted it and tried to remove it slowly, but it didnt work, but I know that the paste was cold and it was stuck there like a glue there for years, do you guys have any recommendations on how to remove the cpu safe.
Edited by Denebz - 11/15/12 at 12:46pm
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Well guys I wanna change my stockfan to a hyper 212 evo, and I wanna know some tips on how I can remove the heatsink from the cpu socket without doing any damage to the cpu pins, I wanna be 100% sure that the cpu will be okey.
I actually tried to remove my 3 years old pc heatsink just to test it, and when I tried the cpu came with the heatsink lmafo, I actually twisted it and tried to remove it slowly, but it didnt work, but I know that the paste was cold and it was stuck there like a glue there for years, do you guys have any recommendations on how to remove the cpu safe.

the stock intel heatsink ?
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the stock intel heatsink ?

No, its a AMD Phenom II X4 965, and yes I wanna remove the stock heatsink/fan and replace it with a hyper 212 evo.
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Stress test it for about 5 minutes then shutdown and take it off.
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if it is an AMD cpu you have to wiggle the hell out of it until you are certain it is loose...Intel just pull.
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Stress test it for about 5 minutes then shutdown and take it off.

Yea what he said, use something that heats it up real good to loosen the paste then just take that bad boy off, you aren't gonna damage the cpu.
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post #7 of 14
Run a game in it to get it a bit warm. to lossen it up a bit...
(i hope i dont need this part but: power down the machine and unplug the power)
then remove the screws or latch that holds the heatsink to the chip...
slowly put pressure on the heat sink like you a twisting a door knob...dont muscle it!..back and forth twisting the heatsink till it comes off....
make sure you clean the old thermal paste off of the cpu!

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Edited by FuzzyPants - 11/15/12 at 12:50pm
post #8 of 14
Like stated above. Stress the cpu with benches or game for a few minutes. Then take the clasp loose on the socket. Then twist like you are taking apart an Oreo. Should come of smoothly leaving the chip in the socket.

Edit: Ninja post above beat me to it smile.gifph34r-smiley.gif
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post #9 of 14
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Yeah I noticed that Intel has a much better cpu socket, the AMD is kinda joke, it just holds it in the place like a nub. I hope doing some stress test will loosen it up.
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Thanks for the suggestion guys, you are all awesome!
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