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Try soaking it in 99% alcohol
this

but let it dry before uses
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Originally Posted by FlawleZ View Post
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.
Never take a screwdriver to a cpu. Ever for what ever reason LOL..

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Try soaking it in 99% alcohol
If you do, do this make sure its no less then 99%. Rubbing alcohol contains a lot of extra stuff you dont want on your CPU
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closest thing we have is 70% alcohol
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closest thing we have is 70% alcohol
keep twisting then

keep twisting harder and harder till it comes off (but don't bend the pins)
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Try soaking it in 99% alcohol
Just don't smoke near it. Your CPU might turn out like the one in his avatar.
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post #16 of 31
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oh found a empty spot in one of the gaps in the heat sink and the CPU and used it razor blade to prick it off

it just came off so randomly lol

would rubbing alcohol be fine to clean off the paste or w/e with?
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oh found a empty spot in one of the gaps in the heat sink and the CPU and used it razor blade to prick it off

it just came off so randomly lol
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Just don't smoke near it. Your CPU might turn out like the one in his avatar.
I fixed it.

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would rubbing alcohol be fine to clean off the paste or w/e with?
Well no but if thats all you got give it a shot. Just be careful. (as always)
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ill just use the rubbing alcohol on the heat sink and the get some 99% alcohol tomorrow then use that on the CPU o-o?
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post #20 of 31
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oh found a empty spot in one of the gaps in the heat sink and the CPU and used it razor blade to prick it off

it just came off so randomly lol

would rubbing alcohol be fine to clean off the paste or w/e with?
Told you one little spot was all you needed. Glad you got it off.

Why were you taking it apart anyway? New cooler? Or new CPU?
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