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while pulling out the CPU to put the new one in

the CPU came out along with the heat sink no pins bent

tried heating it up with a hair dryer, does not even move while trying to twist it
tried cutting it with a razor blade, didnt work

if a razor blade didnt work i doubt a credit card would

who knows what HP used between the CPU and heatsink

CPU and heatsink are from this comp
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/p...roduct=3752885
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post #2 of 31
Rookie mistake. Turn the heat sink while the CPU is still secured in the socket.

Heat wont help on dried up TIM.

And using a credit card might risk flicking the CPU when it comes lose.

Just keep twisting. Its the best and safest way.
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post #3 of 31
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cant put it back in already took it out
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post #4 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishutani View Post
cant put it back in already took it out
I never said put it back in

Just go really light with a pair of pliers. Be REALLY gentle it shouldn't take much.
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post #5 of 31
The TIM used on the heatsink is the factory applied one from AMD. It's just dried, just keep twisting (mind the pins though) or try levering it with a metal chopstick or the like.
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post #6 of 31
You sure you can't get even the point of the razer blade in there? All you need is one access point between the CPU and the heatsink to really open her up.

My guess is that they used thermal adhesive and not thermal paste. Lol.
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post #7 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
My guess is that they used thermal adhesive and not thermal paste. Lol.
Ohh geeez LOL..
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post #8 of 31
It's just a thermal paste but something about that brand or compound just turned to cement over time. We had the same thing happen a couple months ago to a spare HP PC. One of the techs that I work with tried prying with a flat head on the PCB and HSF and it ended up ripping the lid off and the core came straight out with it. It literally ripped the CPU from the PCB and pins. Good thing it was just a P4 lol.
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post #9 of 31
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errm cant find any pliers that fits the CPU

so im screwd then D: ?
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Try soaking it in 99% alcohol
    
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