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What do I use to remove the thermal glue to seperate my old P4 1.6 and the heatsink?

Hmm it should come right apart.
 

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i used isopropyl alcohol to get rid of my old thermal compound...then i added arctic silver 5 and my temp decreased 8 degrees...good stuff i must say
 

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i agree 100%. AS5 is definitely worth $6. Put it on let it cure for a few days and VOILA, temp drops.
 

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Originally Posted by shawnmcgrail

what you mean? is the HSF glued to the CPU? so you cant upgrade? or you just talking about heatsink compound residue?

I am trying to seperate the Processor and heatsink from my old Gateway system, they did use thermal glue not thermal compound to attach the two.

So to answer the question it is thermal glue which I am trying to compete with.
 

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it works best to do it with the stuff still warm...just removed my stock hsf from my p4 3.0c. It was on there pretty good. I turned the computer on and let it run for a few minutes...then took it apart. Moving the hsf around in small circles to loosen it up, then it popped right off.
 

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Originally Posted by aznchowboy650

try to pull it off

I tried to force it off with a screwdriver, but it wouldn't get under the CPU.

Also as for removing it hot, the mobo I pulled it off of is fried so I cannot get it to run at this point.

Does anyone else have a recommendation?
 

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okay, so the mobo that it was on is fried? if it is, then wouldnt the cpu be fried too? and sorry, i guess thermal glue is made so that you cant get it off lol, i would just use that block, and just customize, make a shroud for a 120mm fan lol
 

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Originally Posted by aznchowboy650

try to pull it off

No, DON'T DO THAT! You run a high risk of damaging the cpu. The fix is simple: hairdryer. Set it to LOW heat, and SLOWLY heat up the heatsink. Since the board is fried, you don't have to worry about that. Just move the hairdryer back and forth slowly, over a period of about 3-4 minutes or so to loosen it up. Then use a very very slight rotating motion to remove it. When I say slight, I mean slight, approximately 1 degree turn each direction. If the heatsink gets too hot to touch, then let it cool off and try again.
 

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Originally Posted by Lando95

No, DON'T DO THAT! You run a high risk of damaging the cpu. The fix is simple: hairdryer. Set it to LOW heat, and SLOWLY heat up the heatsink. Since the board is fried, you don't have to worry about that. Just move the hairdryer back and forth slowly, over a period of about 3-4 minutes or so to loosen it up. Then use a very very slight rotating motion to remove it. When I say slight, I mean slight, approximately 1 degree turn each direction. If the heatsink gets too hot to touch, then let it cool off and try again.

I have already tried to use acetone, which completely cleaned the glue from around the CPU, but couldn't get it under the CPU. I have tried the hardryer but it was on High, I will try it one low, and see if it works.
 

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Just take your time. I had to remove the heatsink from my old FX5900, which was glued on the thermal epoxy too. It took forever! Just be patient, and gently try to twist the heatsink. Good luck!
 

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well i did this once too, when i was on the AMD side of things, about 1 year ago i blew up my dads Athlon XP2000 that was integrated into the mobo, and at the time he still got ripped off for it- $2700.. well anywho, i exploded all components in it, literally, and when i got bored, i tore the hsf off, it was also glued on, so i just turned it side to side over and over again for like 30mins, it came off and there was just a bit of residue left on the cpu, nothing an exacto knife couldnt fix lol
 
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