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So I took the 4 screws of the underside but it still seems fixed. I cannot see how to get it off. Is it glued?

I wanted to change the paste to lower temps for overlocking
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post #2 of 8
More than likely the thermal compound has hardened.
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Thats not a good thing right?? shall I use the forcefull method?
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post #4 of 8
It should pop right off with a good amount of force... be careful though you don't want to break it... maybe try to twist the cooler a bit? I don't know exactly how that one is attached, some of them have a shaft (where the screws you took out) that slide into holes on the PCB so you may not be able to twist it.
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post #5 of 8
Run furmark for a minute - and then try, it should warm up a bit, it will be easy to remove after that.
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post #6 of 8
See if you can see under the cooler for anything that may be thermal taped or something like that. I usually use a flash light to look closely as a pry at it.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Vipervlv View Post
Run furmark for a minute - and then try, it should warm up a bit, it will be easy to remove after that.
That's a good idea too.
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Cheers guys, gonna have another go tonight +rep
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