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Cpu stuck to heatsink!? p4

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vincent_1985

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is this supposed to be?
i was plannign on installing my new heat sink but when i took off the stock heatsink the chip came with it it looks like somethign was used to stick the cpu onto the sink now it's impossible for me to stick it back in!

and i don't wanna wreck it trying to force it off. Unless of course it's supposed to be like that. It seels to be stuck with some black thing like an adhesive maybe soldered?

i didn't install the chip i bought the board the chip and the case and the place did it for me.
 
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vincent_1985

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ok thanks a whole bunch i thought they did it and i was screwed on installing my new heatsink!
 

DaWiper

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I feel your pain. You could try using a flat screwdriver to brake the hsf off the cpu, but there is a BIG RISK that you can damage your cpu.
If you manage to separate the cpu from the hsf then remember to remove the residents of the paste before applying the new hsf.

There should be a law against using "glue-kinda-tim"...
 
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vincent_1985

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how long does one generally need to blwo dry it for?
and when i twist to get it off should be be fairly easy or a bit forceful?

and hwo do i clean this gunk up!
 

dippy_skoodlez

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vincent_1985 said:
is this supposed to be?
i was plannign on installing my new heat sink but when i took off the stock heatsink the chip came with it it looks like somethign was used to stick the cpu onto the sink now it's impossible for me to stick it back in!

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:eek: did you pull the lever on the socket???!!!! :eek: or did it just come out?! :eek:
 

NiTrO bOiE

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It probably came right out. Thermal compounds will stick if they aren't warm, so you have to turn your system on for a short period (10 seconds) to let the compound loosen up, and then removed the heatsink so it doesn't stick.
 

Silversinksam

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Go here: http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm

Go to step #10 and use these instructions, by using this method it will retard the processor from sticking to the heatsink, and even if it does it will come off easier if this method is used. By placing a dab in the center of the IHS it cools just as effectively as coating the entire IHS with thermal paste, most of the heat stems from the center. Hope this info helps
 
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vincent_1985

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i got it off and everything blower dryer technique. now i know for future reference!

anyhow since i took it off I put it back on now i lost like 5 degrees!

oh well i lowered my clock settings to accomadate this till my new sink comes in on tuesday hehe

sp94!

btw added on a cooler master aergate 2!
 
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Place a gentle cloth under yourself and take a flathead screwdriver and insert it between the heatsink and the cpu's metal structure and try to remove it.

Next time you want to take your heatsink out, open up your case, get ready in a position to remove the heatsink, start the computer....wait 20 seconds and then pull out the power cord and remove the heatsink. IT IS GARANTEED TO COME OUT as it has always for me.
 

itshondo

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clean the HS with residue free brake cleaner and use artic silver thermal paste. Try cleaning the cpu with denatured alcohol
 
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vincent_1985

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bte the chip adn the heatsink came out together for those that wondered! haha didn't even lift the damn lever!
 
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Ya it came out with mine too before i invented my "power on system quickly power off" method.

Pulling it out of the sockets can damage the pins and cause the chip not to function. My method is the safest in the world.
 

Steven4563

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thats a funny thing u should say today as i was upgrading my mums b/fs comp p4 1.6A ghz to a 2200+ i undone the heatsink on the p4 and the chip came out but luckly i could just sit it back in the socket i didnt bother taking it off :)
 

dippy_skoodlez

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unix and linux said:
Ya it came out with mine too before i invented my "power on system quickly power off" method.

Pulling it out of the sockets can damage the pins and cause the chip not to function. My method is the safest in the world.


Haha.. I love my athlon 8) Doesnt stick to the IHS he he... safest? probably not, but probably effective. just pulling the cord can probably cause problems..... not like anyone listens to warnings ;)