I don't think the microsinks come off as I've tried, I think they used thermal adhesive for them
They are soldered on
Those are just mosfets though, not the actual PWM IC.
This photo is rather huge, and the quality is really low to try and save space but it will wound up pretty big.
(Click picture so you can see what I'm talking about)
Anywho, the little yellow thing that's circled is the actual temp sensor. The other thing I circled is the PWM IC itself.
I've got a little desk fan blowing in that area and it lowered the temp by quite a bit, however.....since that temp sensor is readily exposed I doubt the reading I'm getting is very accurate, since naturally the sensor with air rushing over it will be cooled quite a bit.
ahhh I am so tempted to do this and think the next time I pull my CPU out I'm going to end up doing it
You should......grow a pair and join the rest of the MEN
Like I said, best thing that seems to work is just taking apart a crappy little bic. As I've stated though, get gloves to hold it, or put wrapping tape around the part you're going to hold for better stability and so it wont dig into your finger.
Who knows when you'll just 'pull' your CPU out. Get in there and do it at some sporadic moment like myself
12:30am and I just decided to pull it off haha. Even though I HATE moving my computer around and having to reconnect everything cause I'm lazy like that