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I was able to remove the heatsinks from my R9 290 card (I had installed the Arctic Accelero Extreme III) using needle-nose pliers. I grabbed the heatsinks by a blade and wiggled it back and forth until they came off. It was quite easy to remove the heatsinks this way, but it destroyed the heatsinks and left residue glue on the ram. I attempted to use isopropyl alcohol on the residue but it was not effective. I will try the acetone and let you know. otherwise, I'll just try to scrape it off manually.