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post #1 of 14
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So i just ordered my opteron 165, and I have a few questions that I would like answered before it comes.

My first question is I have a xp-90c and i was wondering what is the best strategy for removing the heatsink off my old 3500+ without damaging it (I am selling it to a friend).

My other question is what do I need to download now that I'm moving to dual-core?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 14
well you should just have to undo the clips, should just grab a screwdriver and pry them off, not too tough. and i dont beleive that there is anything you should have to download for going to dual core.
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post #3 of 14
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I was worried about riping the cpu out of the socket, is that an issue nowendays?
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post #4 of 14
no, just lift the little silver bar up, then take the CPU out. That silver bar locks the CPU into the socket.
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by gabe1231
no, just lift the little silver bar up, then take the CPU out. That silver bar locks the CPU into the socket.
I'm pretty sure my hs covers the lever though. My plan was to slowly turn the heatsink to both sides after uncliping it to break the AS5 then slowly peel it off.
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post #6 of 14
I've heard that if you let your PC run and heat up the CPU that after shut down the heat sink will remove easier.
    
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post #7 of 14
Also, try to give it a slight twist back and forth (the socket will prevent you from twisting it that much) to help loosen it.

I guess that's what you could have meant by side to side, but my first picture of it was like picking up the left then right side. I'm an idiot.
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post #8 of 14
You will need to download the Dual core patch from either the AMD or Microsoft website for windows.
post #9 of 14
i never downloaded a dual core patch for my computer and it works. also you could try getting a credit card to slip in there and pry it apart, it worked for me
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post #10 of 14
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Thanks for the advice guys

Doesn't seem like its going to be as difficult as i thought.
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