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Hey.

So i got this old VGA and one of my friends needs it, the problem is that the thermal paste is really hardened onto the GPU and heatsink, managed to pull the heatsink off. Tried soaking the GPU it some rubbing alcohol, but that didnt really help.

Is there any way to get it off w/o scratching the GPU and heatsink?
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Got a hair dryer? Try warming the gunk up and see if it's easier to remove.
    
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How hard are we talking here? I would use a credit card to get the bulk and then use isopropyl alcohol to get rid of whats left.

I have also used sandpaper from the advice of a few OCNer's , and that works pretty well too.
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Well i can use sandpaper on the heatsink, but im not using it on the GPU since well its a GPU, not really possible to lap it .

And its pretty hard, like rock hard, not sure if the hair dryer would do anything to it, but ill give it a go.
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