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Radeon HD 6950 - How to remove cooler?

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I currently have the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, and after finding out the idle and load temps with the stock TIM, i decided to change the TIM with AS5, but trouble was, i couldn't remove the cooler.

I removed the backplate succesfully, but i think the cooler is held on by some VRM TIM stuff, have no idea what it was, but it wouldn't remove from the VRM.

Anyway, how to remove it?
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-heatsink removal is very, very simple. You need a medium cross head and a small cross head screwdriver.
-remove all the screws from the backplate NOT the heatsink plate (heatsink plate meaning 4 smaller screws connected with a separate metal plate above the core.)
-remove the two screws on the rear plate (the bit with the metal vent in it), NOT the screw above the dvi connector.
-then unscrew the main heatsink attachment, do NOT unscrew one screw at a time; loosen either side of the core gradually until they come off, take your time, do NOT slip.

At this point check you have all screws out. From here it is the core attaching to the TIM attaching to the heatsink that is holding pcb/heatsink together...leading me on to the TIM.

http://en.jo1jo.com/vb/showthread.php?p=202353

If you have all the screws off, it's just being held on their by the TIM.
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2 black screws at the ports and 14 at the back biggrin.gif
    
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S'all good, son?

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Adding 2 cents:

Don't crack it open at the seam, instead twist back and fro then pull apart. Don't pull off the fan lead.
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Yeah, i managed to get it off, forgot two screws at the ports.
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