Originally Posted by fuzzywarrior482
umm i cant quite do that i did that exact same thing but the TIM was soooo thick it was like they just used chewed up bubble gum on slapped it on there but i got some off (although not much) and put on Gelid gc extreme and any good 40mm fans that are SILENT
EDIT: forgot to mention only a 40mm fan will fit in there
Oh yea, believe me I know how much of a PITA that stuff that comes on there stock is. That is exactly what I thought of when trying to remove it. Dried up Bubble gum. It easn't easy, spend a good 25-30 min on the chip and 15-25 min on the heatsink. The chip was the tricky part, but I found that putting some isopropyl alcohol on the stuff periodically and using the edge/corner of a credit card worked the best(as it was stiff enough to move the stuff but soft enough to no scratch anything)
On the heatsink I carefully pealed the black foam surrounding off and used isopropyl alcohol along with the edge of the razer to essentially scrape the crap off. If you looked at the pictures in the CHV thread, youc an see that I still wasn't able to get every last bit of the crud off the transistors around the NB and same with certain spots on the HS. But enough was off the main contact points to give significant improvement.