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Old 01-21-01, 12:11 PM   #1

Safe to disassemble?

I have, what may seem a stupid question for the gurus here
How safe is it to take off the FOP38 hs/fan off of a t-bird? I have heard that AMD core is very fragile and taking off a h/s can crush it. Also, another question - I assume there is thermal paste between the h/s and the cpu - so would that get into my way if i tried to connect the L1 bridges? Can I scrape the paste off safely? Will appreciate any reply, thanks.
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Old 01-21-01, 12:19 PM   #2
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I don't know what the clip's like on the FOP38, but it should come off without too much fuss (I had a taisol with a crap clip and I had to use pliers and a lot of force to get it on, probably lucky not to kill my core). The thermal paste should just be between the raised cpu core and the hsf - the L1 bridges are on the ceramic away from the core, so they won't be affected by thermal paste. If it's thermal paste like arctic silver it'll just wipe off - anything like a thermal pad will have to be scraped off, use something that won't sratch the cpu or heatsink like a plastic knife or toothpick.

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Old 01-21-01, 12:53 PM   #3

Thank you, I appreciate it.
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Old 01-21-01, 02:51 PM   #4

Take it off slowly and keep even pressure on the HS so it doesnt rock back and forth on the processor and you should be fine.
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