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How do you go about removing the pushpins that hold the heatsink onto my Radeon 9500? Can they be resused?

I'm thinking about removing the shim under the heatsink so it makes better contact but I'm concerned about not being able to reattach it if I bugger up the pins.

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Steve
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The push pins are attached to your currnet heatsink and you may not be able to re-use them as such but any aftermarket cooler you buy will come with the correct fastners..To remove the pish pins at the bottom of the card squezz the pins and they will release..You mat have to use a toll though..But becareful When doing this.
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You can re-use the push pins,make sure you dont just pull them out I squeeze the back of them and they pop out, there is no need for a tool
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The push pins are attached to your currnet heatsink and you may not be able to re-use them as such but any aftermarket cooler you buy will come with the correct fastners..To remove the pish pins at the bottom of the card squezz the pins and they will release..You mat have to use a toll though..But becareful When doing this.
Agreed. For my 5500 (had the same plastic pins) I used a pair of needle nose pliers and bam with no problem at all they popped right out undamaged.
    
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