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post #1 of 10
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(Finally, got my Hyper 212 and some mos-c1's..... )

When I tried to remove the stock heat sink it had a death grip on the proc........As I tried to ease it off, the cpu came out of the socket still stuck to the heat sink!!!!!!! As I gently pried it off it slipped from my fingers and hit the table bending a wack of pins. Took me ab an hour with a small sewing needle to re aline. (wish I had a huge magnifying glass) First time I ever had one stick like that.
Now my question is..... how to better deal with this if it ever happens again?

oh and btw.....@3.6G
Stock cooler ...56C (1hrPrim95)
TMPN0 ..........68C (80mm fan over vrm)
Hyper 212 (1fan) .....36C
TMPN0. ..........48C (mos-c1 and 80mm)
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post #2 of 10
From personal experienced I can tell you there are a lot of ways to install the AMD stock cooler wrong, did you use the lever when putting your CPU in or did you just drop it in? Also did you struggle to get the stock cooler on when you first put it on? I don't think it should come out of the socket like that.
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post #3 of 10
normaly run the pc and heat up the cpu then shut down and pull it out dont give it a long time to cool down then the paste will be warm and wont stick.
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post #4 of 10
Wait, how does the cpu just come off like that? That bracket is strong enough to chop off a finger
post #5 of 10
Wow, that's funny. Next time let your CPU heat up...lol
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post #6 of 10
You need to use a very light twisting motion to release a CPU that has been stuck to a heatsink for a while. After you can feel it twist freely, only then should you pull up on the heatsink. You are lucky you didn't totally destroy your CPU.

And next time use a mechanical pencil with no lead in it to realign the pins. Works like a charm.
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post #7 of 10
It depends on your TIM. Certain thermal pastes and wax based thermal pads will soften at higher temperatures. The best course of action is to heat the material and then apply a gentle twisting force to your heatsink. Do not apply too much force because if you rip the CPU from the socket this way you will likely damage the pins. Just a little wiggle.

As for heating you have two options. Some people like to wire up the board outside of their case and run their stress test of choice(i.e. Prime95) for about 10 minutes. Turn off the computer and try removing the heatsink as soon as you have pulled the power cord from the wall. The other method people use is a hairdryer or heatgun to warm the heatsink while the computer is powered off. Be careful not to heat the motherboard too much because you can damage it, especially with a heatgun. If your motherboard has electrolytic caps they will burst if they get too hot.
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post #8 of 10
Haha sounds like typical stock TIM there. Ive had this happen while removing a stock cooler from an intel CPU once. Pulled the chip RIGHT OUT of the locked socket... had stock TIM on it. It likes to be way to clingy when its not hot.
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post #9 of 10
I ws just telling someone to stay way from Thermal Pads for this same reason. My thought is that they use WAY TO MUCHY TIM on stock coolers. Buddy of mine did this exact same thing (minus bent pins) when swapping out his stock AMD for a coolermaster 212+. few ways I have seen to get around this, first is like other members said, warm up the CPU first, I have also used Tooth picks to help break the seal. Hope this helps and stay way from TIM pads lol!
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post #10 of 10
And when you put the heatsink back down, use a THIN layer of a TIM that will not become glue. I use CG Extreme. Note the free shipping on all of the TIM's from SVC.
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