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So I have to rma my gtx 480 to evga and I have to put the original cooler on it. I have a accelero xtreme plus on it, but I can't figure out how to take off the little ram heatsink things. Thanks OCN!
    
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post #2 of 11
Those are usually just held on by some sort of thermal tape or adhesive. I believe you can just pull them right off.
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post #3 of 11
With a little force they should come off. Try rotating them and they will come off.
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post #4 of 11
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I'm stuck on the 3 big one's. I can't really twist them, but I'll try again. One more question, how do you clean off the glue left behind?
Edited by Willanhanyard - 12/28/10 at 10:08pm
    
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
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I'm stuck on the 3 big one's. I can't really twist them, but I'll try again. One more question, how do you clean off the glue left behind?
Try isopropyl alcohol.
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post #6 of 11
Maybe if you hold a hair dryer on it for awhile it will loosen them up.
 
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post #7 of 11
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Okay I got it. I just used a super small screw driver and was able to seperate them a bit . But how do you clean off the glue?
    
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post #8 of 11
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Try isopropyl alcohol.
This, get a cotton ball damp, not dripping wet and just set it on top of it for a couple minutes. That should soften it up so it can rub right off.
 
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post #9 of 11
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How about thermal glue. Is it just like Ocz freeze, or do I have to buy their stuff that they sell?
    
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post #10 of 11
Not sure, I'm guessing your talking about to re-apply the heatsinks after your RMA. I would just get whatever they used, I doubt just normal paste will keep those heatsinks in place very well.
 
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