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Poll expired: Jul 29, 2008 This is a multiple choice poll
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    E8500
  • 8% of voters (1)
    Q9450
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    E2180
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    E6550
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    E8200
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    E7200
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    Q6600
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    Q9300
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    E6850
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    E4600
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post #1 of 4
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I have a E6550 under the stock heatsink that came with the cpu.
Recently I overclocked my E6550 by 31% () and so the temperature have sky rocket. :swearing::swearing::swearing:
I went on Newegg and picked up an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro heatsink.:appl aud:

-Stock CPU Heatsink:
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...Dstock_bot.jpg

-Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro :
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...reezer7pro.jpg

Today I'll be installing the new heatsink. My questions are, How do you remove the heatsink properly, how do you clean the thermal grease on both the heatsink and the cpu, what i need for this job, and what do i need to be careful about.

Also both the stock and the Arctic Freezer have push pins, so does that mean i don't need to remove the motherboard to install the Arctic Freezer?:c onfused:

Please help, Thanks
Edited by VlociR_X_Ati_lisig _X - 7/9/08 at 6:27am
post #2 of 4
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Originally Posted by VlociR_X_Ati_lisig _X View Post

Today I'll be installing the new heatsink. My questions are, How do you remove the heatsink properly, how do you clean the thermal grease on both the heatsink and the cpu, what i need for this job, and what do i need to be careful about.
To clean the heatsink and the CPU I usually clean with alcohol and toilet paper () , it does a good job in keeping it nice and shiny and prepared for a new thermal paste, or you can get ARCTIC CLEAN, thats specially made to clean thermal paste off components. Avoid getting thermal paste on the CPU contacts, if you do, there is no problem in cleaning them out with alcohol, just make sure its 100% dry before installing it.

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Originally Posted by VlociR_X_Ati_lisig _X View Post
Also both the stock and the Arctic Freezer have push pins, so does that mean i don't need to remove the motherboard to install the Arctic Freezer?:c onfused::confused
Never really looked closely at both HSF's but if both have push pin you should be able to use the stock support for that, unless you see that the heatsink is not properly installed or doesn't fit.


Edited by Dragoon - 7/9/08 at 6:45am
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post #3 of 4
I've used 2 different sinks with the push pin design. The best way to do it, as described by the instructions, is to do diagonal pushes at the same time. To make it even easier, get a 3rd hand if you can to apply even pressure on top of the heatsink or on the supports below using a screwdriver or something similar. Once one pin goes in, obviously you are going to have resistance when trying to push the others. With the constant pushing down on the cooler, your pins will go in easier. Also, make sure to follow the directions when it comes to the rotation of the pins during removal and insertion. They won't lock if they are turned counterclockwise all the way. Counter-clock and pull up on them is how to remove, and clockwise turn all the way is how to get them ready to "snap" in.

As far as cleaning goes, I use 99% pure isopropyl rubbing alcohol. I dab a q-tip in and roll the end of it on the cpu to "pick up" the paste. I then take a coffee filter and rub the cpu. The coffee filter won't leave fibers behind like a paper towel or anything like that. Then I q-tip again, then filter, and repeat until its clean as can be.

Oh yeah... last bit of advice is to not snap the fan housing on until the cooler is seated properly because you won't be able to get at the pins very easily.

Let us know how it turns out. G'luck.
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I've used 2 different sinks with the push pin design. The best way to do it, as described by the instructions, is to do diagonal pushes at the same time. To make it even easier, get a 3rd hand if you can to apply even pressure on top of the heatsink or on the supports below using a screwdriver or something similar. Once one pin goes in, obviously you are going to have resistance when trying to push the others. With the constant pushing down on the cooler, your pins will go in easier. Also, make sure to follow the directions when it comes to the rotation of the pins during removal and insertion. They won't lock if they are turned counterclockwise all the way. Counter-clock and pull up on them is how to remove, and clockwise turn all the way is how to get them ready to "snap" in.

As far as cleaning goes, I use 99% pure isopropyl rubbing alcohol. I dab a q-tip in and roll the end of it on the cpu to "pick up" the paste. I then take a coffee filter and rub the cpu. The coffee filter won't leave fibers behind like a paper towel or anything like that. Then I q-tip again, then filter, and repeat until its clean as can be.

Oh yeah... last bit of advice is to not snap the fan housing on until the cooler is seated properly because you won't be able to get at the pins very easily.

Let us know how it turns out. G'luck.
Good answer, I seconded it
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