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Hello guys so i want to remove really old cpu cooler

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#1 Kudze


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 02:49 PM

Hello guys I want to remove this cooler. But I can't manage it :D Could anyone help me? Please? :)

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 03:09 PM

If you do not see any mounting screws then you will need to look at the bottom of the motherboard for a backplate. The heatsink may be attached from behind.

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 04:09 PM

I would check the back, but it looks like its attached to the CPU using a thermal paste/glue mixture, and you may not be able to remove it without damaging the CPU. Reach under, and see if you can raise the lever for the CPU socket. If it wont raise all the way, it should at least loosen enough to wobble, if it wobbles, or comes off completly, then the CPU is permanently attached to the heatsink, and removal may be difficult, if not impossible, to do without damaging the CPU. Why do you need to remove the heatsink for?



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