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removing stock heatsink on a 9600

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by XooM, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. XooM New Member

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    my heatsink is glued on. the holes are around it for a heatsink, but they're empty. From this, i can conclude that visiontek glued it on. how do you remove it?
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    it's thermal paste/tape. Just rip it off gently..
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    heat it up with a hair drier. I know that sounds risky, but it is better than ripping off the whole core :p
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    yeah, i heard about the hairdryer thing for mobo backplates, but using it for something designed for cooling seemed like it wouldnt work :)
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    My 9200SE heatsink was glued on pretty good. It took 2 hours of on and off effort and mnay cuts on my hands before it snapped off. Luckily the core didnt come with it.
    A good thing to remove any residue on the chip is "Goof off", or another xylene based cleaner. VERY powerfull stuff so get good ventilation unless you want to lose a few IQ points :D
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    what IQ points? :D
    i've never heard of Goof off. what about isoproyl alcohol/cotton swabs? or was it really on there (like lets use sandpaper! on there)?
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    Hehe
    isproyl didnt work for the flue on my 9200SE, but you should try that first. Cotton swabs work well, but for detail cleaning work use qtips.
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    dont forget to put new thermal paste back on... i recommend arctic silver 5
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    or you can just use two part epoxy... but that shit will never come off again. I used it on my 9200SE RAM chips, and the heatsinks still got bloody hot.

    And no it wasnt 2 part thermal epoxy
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    yeah, i got as5 (for my processor) :)
    is there any good way to actually cool ram? nothing works. heat spreaders/RAMSinks don't seem to do anything, and is there any other choice? :S
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    watercooling and a pci-fan
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    arhhh watercooling, i have a friend and i guess it was the watercooling set he had..but it didnt cool it off enough and it burnt up his 9800pro and his proc. i would find a really good one, make sure the pump isnt inside of the water tank and i would buy a few vantec tonadoes to put on the radiator to cool it off :p


    and about the whole hair dryer thing, i dont know if i would trust it...the whole electric motor making all that magnatism.....ehhh keep that as far away as i can from any parts of my computer
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    i did the whole hair dryer thing earlier today with no probs on my 5900XT. i was going to mount a 3.0GHz P4 cooler on it, but i couldnt get it rigged up :( maybe do it when i have time and im not so damn tired... GO THE ALL NIGHTER PARTY(S)!!! :D still havent slept since 10am yesturday and it is currently 3:40pm in melbourne, australia.

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