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Do not listen to ANYBODY that tells you to drill or dremel the screw out.

If the screw driver does not work, then go get a stripped screw kit. I've heard Home Depot carries them. It's not worth doing what I did this morning, now I'm out a rig.
Wrong. I took out 3 stripped screws with a power drill out of my 2 GTX 470's and 1 GTX 480. Luckily, my 2nd GTX 480 did not have any stripped screws.

A stripped screw extractor kit will not work because they do not have bits small enough for the screws on the heatsink. The screw is just too small.

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Do not listen to ANYBODY that tells you to drill or dremel the screw out.

If the screw driver does not work, then go get a stripped screw kit. I've heard Home Depot carries them. It's not worth doing what I did this morning, now I'm out a rig.
I drilled 3 out of mine without issue. That was the only was they were coming out. Lightly drilled the head of the screw off then used pliers to get the stubs out of the heatsink. Worked wonderfully.
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Yeah I am not going to risk drilling it, I should of just started off using my small power drill with a small bit. I just find it odd they make it so hard to get into, when I took the sink off my ati 4870x2 they came out with ease you would take those out with two fingers on the screw driver.
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If your just trying to replace the TIM then all you need to do is pop the shroud off then unscrew the 4 larger screws around the core which are easier to get off then the heatsink will lift off. Unless your putting a waterblock on there is no need to remove the large plate over the ram and such.
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T6 torx bit is what you need.
I've stripped a few screws on the 480s & 580s (I wish nvidia would fire that guy who came up with the tiny loc-tited wierd bit screws), first try the ez-out, if it doesn't work drill it a little bit & try the ez-out again. If no go I keep drilling till the bit gets stuck, then I reverse it out & hope the screw comes with it., otherwise I just drill it right out.
Make sure you use a drill bit a little bit smaller than the hole on the PCB so there is no damage to the PCB!
    
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Was going to put on of these on it so the heatsink needs to come off. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118066
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