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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BloodTotal, Dec 20, 2008.

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    I will try to reply a lot

    So first thing, my amd 3200+ is stuck to my heatsink, I can't get it off by twisting, what do I do?
     
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    I'm going to try to hair dry it

    Update: hmm my hair dryer overheated, so now I have to wait for it to become col again, heatsink is hot from hairdrying, but CPU is still stuck

    Update 2: ok, heatsink is hot as hell, now something smells, don't know if it's my hairdryer or CPU. Ok I'm going to try to twist it off

    Update 3: I keep burning my fingers on the heatsink, but I still can't take it off :( what do I do?
     
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    run the pc for a while until the cpu heats up. Then power off and take off the heatsink using oven mitts :D

    You are sure that you removed all the fastening pins and things, right ?
     
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    1 sec, going to check

    Update: it's just the CPU stuck to this big silver thing which is the heatsink, there is nothing else there
     
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    Solved. I just pryed it off.

    Now I'm going to clean it off with 99%alcohol

    Update: so
    E of the pins got bent, should I just bend them back? Can I do it with metal or will that scratch and screw it up
     
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    Bent pins is bad, really bad. I had that with an old p3....

    Try to bend it back gently. Don't use a metal as you might cause a short circuit. Use a piece of hard plastic
     

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