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Heya Heavy, yes I have the clip off and the top plastic fan, now I think it is called compound is surrounded by some plastic looking frame which I loosened but it wont slide over the heat sink compound. The compound is solid sitting there, no screws there and I am not sure how I can take this off?
I have also just looked online for this paste and it seems Best Buy has this one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....rl=false&h=387
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Twist the metal object (heatsink) thats screwed underneath the plastic fan,it won't twist a full 360 degrees due to the plastic frame thats screwed to the motherboard,so twist it as far as you can each way and it will unseat the heatsink+fan from the processor,be gentle with it and take your time.
Then once its bond feels looser than when you started,lift the heatsink off.
Clean the underneath of the heatsink and the top of the processor from the old gunk and put your new thermal paste on.
Don't forget to clip the heatsink fan back in place and put the fan plug in.
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Twist the metal object (heatsink) thats screwed underneath the plastic fan,it won't twist a full 360 degrees due to the plastic frame thats screwed to the motherboard,so twist it as far as you can each way and it will unseat the heatsink+fan from the processor,be gentle with it and take your time.
Then once its bond feels looser than when you started,lift the heatsink off.
Clean the underneath of the heatsink and the top of the processor from the old gunk and put your new thermal paste on.
Don't forget to clip the heatsink fan back in place and put the fan plug in.
Woot I did this and wow it was dirty gooey looking. Now once I get the thermal paste do I glue it back onto the processsor or on the bottom of the heatsink?
Also another question, my power box has a fan as well and looks pretty dusty, can I screw this off as well and clean it?

Thank you so much.
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post #14 of 41
put roughly a pea sized blob on your processor,once both the cpu and heatsink are cleaned.

I would recommend cleaning every fan as much as you possibly can as they are your only prevention of overheating.

The Power box (PSU) is a different story THERE BE POWAH IN THARR,you can get shocks when its been turned off for ages.
Use a hoover and suck as much as you can off the fan and through the other ends ventilation holes too,DONT TAKE IT APART!

Adding fans for intake/exhaust is important to keep cool air movement also.
Edited by MightyMission - 4/3/11 at 1:17pm
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post #15 of 41
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put roughly a pea sized blob on your processor,once both the cpu and heatsink are cleaned.

I would recommend cleaning every fan as much as you possibly can as they are your only prevention of overheating.

The Power box (PSU) is a different story THERE BE POWAH IN THARR,you can get shocks when its been turned off for ages.
Use a hoover and suck as much as you can off the fan and through the other ends ventilation holes too,DONT TAKE IT APART!

Adding fans for intake/exhaust is important to keep cool air movement also.
Ohmy... I has no hoover just a reg vacuum, lol. But it looks like a mess, so if i use the long suction part of my vacuum and hold it on the outter side of the power box/ fan I can use this to clean it? And if so, how close should I get.. dang this scares me now.
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you can hold the vacuum extension pipe right up to the holes/fan aperture just dont open the psu box and touch the insides if you dont know what you are doing,psu's hold an incredible amount of charge(current) and if you touch the insides of the psu you could hurt yourself and your computer if its still all connected.

if your psu box is dirty,what does the rest of your case look like?
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post #17 of 41
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Ok I may try this but it is scary now. The rest looks fine, I clean it up every few month but never knew I was suppose to clean the heat sink. T
Thing here is I am a smoker and I have cats... sooo lots of dust gets into these hidden place I suppose.
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you can hold the vacuum extension pipe right up to the holes/fan aperture just dont open the psu box and touch the insides if you dont know what you are doing,psu's hold an incredible amount of charge(current) and if you touch the insides of the psu you could hurt yourself and your computer if its still all connected.

if your psu box is dirty,what does the rest of your case look like?
Also my PC never heated up before it just started after I updated my bios, I think I have 3 fans in there and one of the video card as well. I truly thought this may be an issue with my hardware and it needed some tweaks. Once I updated my Bios via the manual I went back and to setup and set this as load all defaults.
However, my mobo doesn't offer "unleashing mode" and this is the issue I had a few months back with it. So I went to several forums and tried to find a solution to this issue.
Now once I upgraded my BIOS, upon reboot I get this "press 4 for acc function", after I do this, the PC loads up but doesn't recognize the 2 cores and sends me to the which OS should load and the F8 function. Since there is only one OS I click this and it loads W7 normal.
But it seems my pc runs slower and then of course the over heating issue starts and shuts me down in no time.

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I need you to do something please,
so you can help people to help you when you ask?
f4 for acc would make me assume you are trying to unlock some cores on a dual or tri core cpu?
Apparently athlon II x2s dont have any cores to unlock,so don't bother the ACC,disable the function in bios if you can.

You may be able to unlock the multiplier to overclock the speed though.
The temps should be sorted before you think of increasing temps by overclocking the processor.

1)Click on user CP,its at the top of the screen,6th from the left.
on ther right hand side you can see a heading entitled System Information,
Add System....fill in your system details please

If that is too much like effort,flash back to your old bios and open a nice cold beer,calling the job a success
Edited by MightyMission - 4/3/11 at 2:16pm
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post #20 of 41
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Haha @ the beer, well i dont drink but I would love to buy you one since you are an awesome help here.
Ok I would like to do this right now but the PC is now sitting here apart and I cant get the thermal paste for the PC til an hour or so of my time (EST). But once I have it and pasted the heat sink back into place I will dl this asap and let you know via screen shot what is what with my PC.
Thank you so very much for your help so far and I will post a detailed info once I get the paste...in about 2 hrs.
Also should I wait a few min once I applied the thermal paste or does it work right away?

Thank you
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