CPU removal from motherboard

David Lindon

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Open the case and remove the heat sink. Ther will be a little slider on the side of the CPU mobo connection, flit it out and lift it up. Your CPU will pop out.
 

oray777

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I heard you had to pry off the heatsink because it was stuck to the CPU? Will i have to do this in order to remove the cpu first?
 
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It may be, it would be best to remove the heatsink but if you need to put too much force in don't bother - at least then you know what heatsink to use with the CPU! You can always take the CPU off without the Heatsink off first. Not too good though; always try to get it off.
 

David Lindon

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Yes the heat sink will probably be stuck to the CPU, it should come off easily though. Just remove it first and then you can tackle the CPU.
 
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the Heatsink and the CPU are pretty strong and metal - just stick a nice small screwdriver between them and lever one off the other. When you put it back on you should still put on some new Heatsink Glue just incase though.
 

oray777

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Do i take the heatsink off after i take the cpu out or while the cpu is still on the motheboard?
 
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