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Removing heatsink.


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mozzer11

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Hi, i'm taking my computer apart and I need to remove the heatsink to get the CPU out. How do I do it? I don't want to use too much force because I fear I might damage the CPU.
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What type of processor is it?

Looking at your profile, let's assume its an Athlon XP 3200.
These processor heatsinks use little clips and sit on top of a step (usually, unless you've got something different heatsink-wise). All you need to do is get a flat headed screwdriver on the lug, press down and away from the processor. These often take a bit of force to get them out and on occasion require two screwdrivers - one to push down, the other to push out.

If in doubt, take the whole board out and do this on a flat surface, as its quite easy to flex the board while its in the case hence shorting it out.

Edited by Neil Jones, 27 June 2006 - 04:36 PM.

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Thanks very much :whistling:
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