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post #1 of 15
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I was wondeirng since I am going to install my hs today, or tomorrow, a few things. First, I think my AS5 has been on this chip for about a month or so give or take a few days, how will I get it off the chip without breaking my fx-57


Will it still be in jel form like when I applied it, what is the best way of taking the as5 off for re-application?
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post #2 of 15
Just heat up your CPU by running it at or near 100% for 5-10 minutes. Power off everything, and gently wiggle the HS a few degrees in any direction it will go. Unhook the retention device(s), wiggle a bit more, and then release. This has worked well for me on several very sticky heatsinks, and I've yet to pull a processor out of the socket.

As for taking it off, just use some high grade isopropyl alcohol (or similar). It will come off farily easily with a bit of rubbing.
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post #3 of 15
I had the same problem when I took the HS off my friend's A64. The AS5 will cure and become sort of like an adhesive. My recommendation is to slowly twist the heatsink to break the suction and gently pull upwards while syill twisting. That's always worked for me. Clean the HS and CPU with isopropyl alcohol - the higher the alky content the better (99% is the best) and reapply AS5. Reseat and you're done. Hope that helps

EDIT: Taeric beat me to the punch - mainly what he said.
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So I have to remove the hs while its still plugged in? Or are you saying I should play some bf2, and make a bee-line for the worktable and open the sidepanel and then wiggle the hs?
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post #5 of 15
Just use Iso Alcohol and a coffee filter to wipe off the AS5 and you'll be ok.

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So I have to remove the hs while its still plugged in? Or are you saying I should play some bf2, and make a bee-line for the worktable and open the sidepanel and then wiggle the hs?
Never remove anything from the inside while it's operating. Run Prime95 for a couple of minutes ensuring that your CPU load is at 100% (I usually run F@H just to make sure). Turn it off and open the side panel and then wiggle the HSF out of it's place should work like a champ.
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post #6 of 15
Do not remove it while plugged it. Just power down, etc. quickly and do it.
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post #7 of 15
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So what do you have 2-3 min or more to shutdown and get the hs off? How fast is the cooldown period I am asking.
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post #8 of 15
jut power on with the case open and the comp on its side.
then just power down, unplug, press start button to clear charge.
and then go from there?
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What do you mean press the start button.... The powerswitch for the psu, or the start button on the front of the cpu?
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post #10 of 15
Powerbutton on the rig. You may see lights turn on for a little bit then immediately shut back off. It's just releasing any residual charge from the PSU.
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