Hey guys, first time poster here. I have a bit of a problem with my Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme cooler. The top mounting plate that locks my heat sink into place seems to be stuck. I was paranoid about it warping the motherboard so I screwed it in way too tight, and stripped the screws out when trying to remove it. As you can see from the image below it's a very tight squeeze, to the point of where using a pair of pliers isn't viable, there's just not enough room to get the leverage I need to remove them (safely). Currently I have a 4770k overclocked to 4.5ghz, my load temps in most games is around 40-45c it runs very cool, but unfortunately 4th core is much cooler while the rest run hotter, just bad paste application. I want to push this thing a tiny bit further but I need to reapply the TIM. Does anyone have an idea maybe of how I could safely remove these screws w/o damaging everything around it? Thanks for any help in advance, much appreciated.
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7/22/13 at 9:37am