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Hey guys, Any owners of a 9600se or any card for that matter here that can tell me how to take the passive heatsink off of my card? It's stuck on with plastic screw that flange out on the other side of the card. I want to take off the heatsink so I can sand it down from the outside and lap the bottom and apply some AS5. Any ideas on how to remove the screws while preserving the springs and screws? Thanks.
    
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squeeze the flanges in with pliers.
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squeeze the flanges in with pliers.
I tried that, It still won't go thru. Should I use force? Like squeeze one and pull that side of the heatsink off?
    
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Pinch the black clips on the back of the card with some pliers. Make sure you dont slip and hit some of the tiny capacitors near the mounting hole.
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Pinch the black clips on the back of the card with some pliers. Make sure you dont slip and hit some of the tiny capacitors near the mounting hole.
Thanks for elaborating inspire. I'm going to lap the heatsink, Possibly attach a fan all of that tomorrow, I love having christmas money to spend on dumb crap . Reps for both of you
    
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One of the least likely tools that can help SO MUCH with computers are end cutters.

They are like normal wire cutters- but rather than having the cutting endge along the length, the end are like solid teeth...

Like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=228013

It allows you to cut heads off zip wires, the plastic retention things, etc.

Makes for fast work if you know you can cut/detroy whatever it is you are removing
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Hehe.. I got kinda pissed off and just snipped the damn things off. Finally finished lapping the heatsink, Going to go pick up some as5 tomorrow-ish. Hoping to hit a 500 core. ...As far as the celeron goes it's maxed out right now.. Looking for some good ocz 256 meg sticks
    
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r3tard is that a asus 9600se with that plastic stuf? I had the same problem last month. Its good that you solved the problem, but you just had to press the top on the side with the cooler and holding sides od that plastic you just have to squeze it as mutch as you can, the rest will go when you pull the cooler out.
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r3tard is that a asus 9600se with that plastic stuf? I had the same problem last month. Its good that you solved the problem, but you just had to press the top on the side with the cooler and holding sides od that plastic you just have to squeze it as mutch as you can, the rest will go when you pull the cooler out.
Nah it's sapphire.. I tried running some extra volts thru it and it went all crazy.. I'm trying to hit a +500 core. No real purpose, Just to keep me entertained
    
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