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Tips. Bigger handles help too though
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It's not that they are screwed in extremely tight. It only seems that way because of a small bit of Locktite thread locking compound. Which is to keep vibrations from loosening the screws. Use a #00, or #1 Phillips screwdriver (both sizes have been found on gpu's).

Hold the card firmly in hand, and apply firm to heavy pressure on the end of the screwdriver (pushing it into the fastener) as you turn it, and it should break free.
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It's not that they are screwed in extremely tight. It only seems that way because of a small bit of Locktite thread locking compound. Which is to keep vibrations from loosening the screws. Use a #00, or #1 Phillips screwdriver (both sizes have been found on gpu's).

Hold the card firmly in hand, and apply firm to heavy pressure on the end of the screwdriver (pushing it into the fastener) as you turn it, and it should break free.
Awesomely detailed advice, dude. Thanks!
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Awesomely detailed advice, dude. Thanks!
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post #15 of 17
When I tried to take the plastic cover off my egg-shaped cooler with many screwdrivers (small and big), the screws would just not just turn and the tip would keep sliding.

I had to go to a store and get a multipurpose screw which had the tip I exactly wanted. When I was done with it, I returned it and problem solved.
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post #16 of 17
Also even if you strip the screw head right out,they sell a tool for extracting stripped screws that works great.
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post #17 of 17
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Also even if you strip the screw head right out,they sell a tool for extracting stripped screws that works great.

I can tell you now from experience you dont want to be using easy outs on the screws holding a gpu together but yes it is possible.

best advice is already given be firm with it bigger screwdriver should give you the extra welly you need, just be care full not to use one that is too big and strip the head.

sometimes with the screws glued it can help to tighten it them little (1/4 of a turn or less) first to break the glue.
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