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Does anyone know how to remove the glued heatsink on the 9200? If i get a new heatsink, how do i mount it? Thermal adhesive? Thanks.
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post #2 of 19
Arctic Silver makes an adhesive you might want to check out. As for factory glued heatsinks, they are usually attached by an adhesive pad that comes apart with enough pulling and some type of glue remover (like Goo-Gone). However, upgrading older heatsinks is usually a huge hassle and it's probably just better to add a PCI blower fan. They're cheap, blow well, and remove the hot air instead of heating your ambient temps up.
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post #3 of 19
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So do you think my sapphire radeon 9200 heatsink is attached by a thermal pad or thermal adhesive? If not, i feel like pulling it out.

EDIT: The stock heatsink seem to firmly attached. However, there are mounting holes on it. Is it removable? I just read on a website that it is attached to a thermal pad. How do i remove it from the pad?
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Any ideas on how to remove it?
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post #5 of 19
i use to have a ATI Radeon 9250 which is similar to your 9200 and those heatsink on the 9250 are impossible remove. The heatsink is like mounted to the card. SOmehow you need to break the heatsink nipple so your can pull out your heatsink. It will work because I did it. You can even run the 9250/9200 naked without the stock heatsink.
post #6 of 19
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i use to have a ATI Radeon 9250 which is similar to your 9200 and those heatsink on the 9250 are impossible remove. The heatsink is like mounted to the card. SOmehow you need to break the heatsink nipple so your can pull out your heatsink. It will work because I did it. You can even run the 9250/9200 naked without the stock heatsink.
Where is this heatsink nipple and how do i break it?
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post #7 of 19
ya unfortunately it's adhesive. i removed mine after running it for an hourby wiggleing it till it came off. then i had to remove the crappy glue like compound
    
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post #8 of 19
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ya unfortunately it's adhesive. i removed mine after running it for an hourby wiggleing it till it came off. then i had to remove the crappy glue like compound
It seems violent. Did you card work after that?
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post #9 of 19
Its on the other side of the graphic where the you see the 2 mounting holes and then there a black like plug thats poking out of the hole.
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The two mounting holes on the card are free. Nothing is in them, no black plug anywhere to be seen.
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