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Old 04-06-2005, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a pentium 4, 478 chip I got from dell and it is time to move it over to another motherboard. After removing the heatsink I notice that the cpu is glued to the heatsink. Sorry for the crappy picture but it looks like there's a silver square tape in between the cpu and the heatsink. Plus I imagine that it is black thermal paste between it as well. Anyone knows how I can do this? I am a little afraid that using a screw driver to seperate the chip will harm or break it. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Grab the cpu (BY THE BASE< NOT THE PINS) and heat sink with your hands, and SLOWLY and CAREFULLY pull while twisting. Dont rush it, be gentle, and it should come off fine.

Gonna be hard to clean I think though.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Whoa whoa whoa! Its glued to the heatsink...wtf...
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I fyour not going to use that heatsink only i would take a hobby knife with some rubbing alchol, from the heatsink to the tape. if you are try putting in the corners of the tape witha q-tip rub some rubbing achol and try to move it off.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Easier said than done. So a screw driver is out of the question? Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My dad had PC trouble and removed the heatsink. The capacitors were leaking also. Both his mobo and CPU were broken. We don't know if it was caused by the leaking capacitors or taking off the heatsink. (Socket A MSI or Aopen board (dunno), crappy ****, at least that model was)

Anyway, be carefull when removing it.
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Never mind....got it off with a screwdriver. THANKS GUYS!!!
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i have that problem every now and then with my old socket a system... crappy CPU sticks to the heatsink every time... im like HOLY FRACK how does the pins still hang on there? lol
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I'am sure I had that same heatskin and same processer, it was litrally glued to the heatskin.

I had to get a creditcard and place it by the sides and twisted the cpu and it poped off although it did go acorss the room
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thats funny ****, need a sign on your door saying, Flying Computer Parts, WEAR A HELMENT!!! i might end up doing that
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