Originally Posted by michinmuri
I just read in wiki that even the lower ones melt at like 430F. They should work and without damaging the CPU. I did some reasearch before asking this seemingly "dumb" question.
The trick would be to keep the solder hot enough so it remains liquid while you add the heatsink, but then I imagine the CPU could get damaged by warming solder on it...and then also solder can get messy....