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I am trying to remove the stock hsf to install an Arctic cooling accelero 8800 ultra. I have removec all of the screws on the back, except the 8 tiny ones positioned around what I think is the GPU, is there any guide to this? DO these tiny screws also need to be removed?
    
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I have never hurt a GPU by removing a screw. I usually just take out all the ones I can see. Maybe not the best way of going about it, but it hasn't hurt me yet
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Okay, removed all screws now, but still the thing wont budge
    
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Will i need to remove the shroud first?
    
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Huh. If you really have removed all the required screws, it might just be stuck because of the thermal paste... a little wiggle and crooked tug might get it off. Just double-check around for screws.

Edit: Oh, yeah. The shroud is usually over the heatsink/fan assembly, and they usually come off together. I have no experience with an 8800Ultra, but so far all the cards I've looked at worked that way.
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I bet the heatsink is like glued on to it.
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It really is glued to it, how do I get it off without snapping the PCB lol!
    
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Ok, managed to pry it off. There is a load of white pad things, will I need to use those with the new cooler?
    
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Most likely your new cooler came with some. My Accelero L2 Pro did.
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Ok, managed to pry it off. There is a load of white pad things, will I need to use those with the new cooler?


depends.


what is your new cooler? Most will come with RAM sinks.
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