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Stuck Processor?


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#1 twardnw

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:22 PM

So here I am, troubleshooting a customers system. Got it nailed down to a bad mobo, so I want to take the heatsink/fan assembly off the proc to see exactly what model it is, for purchasing them a new mobo. It's a Socket 478 P4, this much I know. However, when I removed the heatsink assembly, the processor came out with it. Whatever thermal conductor was used to assemble this thing is acting like glue, and I am unable to seperate the proc from the heatsink. The most I have ever seen similar to this is with a high-quallity silver compound, but then some gentle twisting will separate the components.

Help me out BP, what are your suggestions for separating these two?

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:56 PM

Here's what the "Mikes Hardware" folks suggest - How to remove heatsink from CPU.

It seems your first step was proper - removing both from the system board.


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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:05 PM

It seems your first step was proper - removing both from the system board.

yeah :thumbsup: I suppose so. Kinda startled me. Pulled it off, then looked in and went. WTF??

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:56 PM

finally got it.

Good find on that article. Took a lot more soaking than that though. And I'm not sure if it was worth it. P4 1.6 :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 05:00 PM

Excellent!


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