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How to remove VIDRAM heatsinks? QUICK!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by a111087, Nov 12, 2007.

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    i need to remove heatsinks from my video card ram, but they stuck pretty good and i don't want to break anything.
    Anyone? Please I'm in Hurry!:cry:
     
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    heat it up and use a creditcard to get it off?
     
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    with a cigaret lighter? lol
    I'll try
     
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    No, by "heat it up", he means "let it run in your system for a while" :p.
     
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    Try to pry it off w/ a warmed up knife or flathead screwdriver, or anything flat. DO NOT TRY TOO HARD OR YOU WILL DAMAGE YOUR CHIP!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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    Put the system on it's side, plug the card in. Don't even bother to screw it in. Run a 3DMARK06. Immediately power-off the system (fully, power supply unplugged, caps drained) and attempt to remove.
     
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    lol, i removed them while pc was still running.
    I got a plastic card, sharpened it with a knife and pushed it between the heatsinks and mem.
    it was a little hard, but after it already very hot for a few minutes, it became easier.

    Thanks

    EDIT: almost no traces of paste on memory left :)
     
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