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Procedure for removing stock hsf

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Can someone help me out with procedure for removing stock intel HSF from 775 cpu (e6600 C2D)...

After you twist the 4 retention pins to unlock, and twist/pull the hsf off the cpu, will the intel "thermal pad" be stuck to the CPU?

How do you safely remove the thermal pad if its stuck on?

Do you need to clean/polish either the CPU surface or the new heatsink surface (thermalright hr-01 in my case)? Should you check (ex with a razor blade) if the surface is flat? If it isn't, what should be done (Ex. dremmel tool..?)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 2.4 Ghz C2D Asus P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800GTS Superclock 640MB Kingston HyperX DDR2 PC6400, 2GB, 4-4-4-12 @ 2.0V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 500GB WD Caviar SE16, WD5000AASK Asus DRW-1814 SATA Vista Ultimate 32bit Dell 2407WFP 24" widescreen 
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Logitech DiNovo Edge 500W Antec Sonata III Logitech MX Revolution 
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It's pretty simple. What going to want to do is get some 90% rubbing alcohol and some q-tips/coffee filters. Then, you eithar remove the CPU from the computer and clean it with the q-tip/coffee filter that you dapped in the rubbing alcohol, or, you may leave it in it's socket. I like to take it out for a good cleaning, that way I have no risk of accidently dropping liquid on my motherboard. After you clean it, just wipe if off really well with a clean, lint-free rag.

As far as , "polishing" goes, you have the option of lapping the IHS and the heatsink itsself. This ensures proper contact between the processor diode and your new heatsink giving you optimal heat transfer. Lapping is basically sanding and polising the IHS and heatsink down to a mirror flat finish. You can find detailed instructions just by typing in lapping in the search que.
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