well, I thought I would put some arctic silver on my processor today. So I opened up the the computer, unfastened the heatsink, pulled it out, and (wouldn't you know it) the processor came out with the heatsink . I gasped, looked at the processor and it looks okay (Zero insertion force sockets should also be called zero extraction force). Except now I understand why the processor came too. I had put some cheap thermal junk (its all I can find where I live) on as a temporary solution. The junk is not an adhesive but I can't seperate the processor from the heatsink. I, of course, would like to seperate them so I could make sure my processor still works . Any suggestions for seperating them? I know if I've done it someone else is guilty too . Live and learn eh?