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How do I get the heatsink off a 9700Pro?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by JustAnotherSquid, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. JustAnotherSquid New Member

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    I've got the four screws holding the fan out, and the fan out, and the two posts holding the heatsink in place.

    But the heatsink is still stick on the chip, I assume with some kind of thermal glue. How do you get that sucker off of the card?
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    Try taking a credit card and prying it gently one corner at a time.

    Sometimes I give the heatsink a slight twist to break it free. Be careful not to break the GPU though..

    Goodluck.
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    That thing is really on there. Tried the credit card and also tried twisting it but short of applying what is probably Too Much Force(tm) I can't get it to budge. :confused:
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    Maybe put the fan back on there.. and go ahead and reinstall it... then start playing some games to get it warm...

    Then take it all back apart quickly and try? lol
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    Heat the area up slowly with a hair dryer on the heatsink, and that should make the thermal compound become a liquid state. :D

    -Adam
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    Thanks man, that did the trick, and now my old faithful 9700Pro is chugging along in my backup computer. :thumbsup:
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    Sweet idea, I never thought of heating it that way. :p
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