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AMD 3700+ Stock Heatsink -- Help!

post #1 of 12
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I'm trying to take off the stock heatsink right now, but it's really tight and I don't know how to take it off. I'm trying to install a Zalman 9700. Please help with me by telling me how to take off the heatsink without damaging anything. Thanks.
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post #2 of 12
There should be a little clip on one side that is being held down by the bracket the H/S is mounted to. Push it inwards to release it and pull up and it will come off. Then just push the side you removed from the bracket towards the opposite side to release the other side aswell. Then it should come off very easily.
    
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snip it with wire cutters if your upgrading
    
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Here I got a pic, check it out.



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post #5 of 12
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Hm well the way my heatsink looks is opposite of yous. By clip, do you mean the metal part that has a hole in it which the plastic is coming through? If so, that's really tight.

Edit: Which "little clip thing" are you talking about?
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post #6 of 12
it should release by pulling the clip towards the ram. then the clip should be loose enough to pull it to the side and move around the base
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Here are two pics of where I'm at, I seriously don't know how far the clip should go back or where to apply pressure.



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post #8 of 12
Pull the plastic lever

Edit: In case you do not see it, it's the big, black plastic arm on the side of the heatsink.
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Which way do I pull it? (just to be sure )
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post #10 of 12
they are a pain to get off it toom me some time and sore fingers. But you want to in simple terms pull the metal away from the black plastic its hooked around. Then the other side is cake
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