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Dweezil

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Hypothetical question. Let's say you had a friend that forgot to attach the temp sensor to his (or her) CPU when they built their new machine. How would this friend of yours go about attaching the temp sensor to the CPU without removing the heatsink and/or CPU?
 

Bensa

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I guess you wold have to scratch out a hole, put some paste onto the diode, then stuff it in and hope for the best.

By no means is this effective, or even smart to begin with. Just reseat the sink.
 
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OK...I'll fess up...It is really ME that wants to install this temp sensor. Suprised? Anyway, I kind of figured that I would have to remove the sink...I wanted to put a bigger/better/cooler looking sink on anyway. However, I suppose my bigger question is how do I remove the friggin heatsink? It is on TIGHT. When I push down on the clip with a screwdriver, the mobo bends, and I'm scared I'm going to slip and poke a hole through the mobo...that doesn't give me a real warm fuzzy. Please don't tell me I have to remove my mobo to do this. That would be a royal pain in the backside.
 

Bensa

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Yeah, some retention systems scare me. I guess the best thing to do, is to take the mobo out and place it onto a flat surface so it wont't bend. If you have to use a lot of force, place a couple layers of newspaper and tape it down around the socket so you won't damage your board.

Then just pull the hs a little, or twist it. If it is stuck on really hard, then pull the lever on the cpu, and take both out together. Then just pull them off. Youmight also need to freeze or warm up the paste between to get it to be more fragile (mostly with TIM pads).
 

Chris

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Its Ok if the Motherboard flexes a little it's bound to do it. What you need to do is find a nice screwdriver that fits into the retention clip nice and snug, if you use one thats too small your are likely to slip and damage the board. Once you have found one that fits nice and snug push the clip straight down and lever it back very gently, and only lever it back a tiny bit, be carrell and take your time, once you have done it a few times you get more confident and you just do it naturally without thinking about it.

If your a little scared about stabbing the motherboard put down some soft material around the area where the screwdriver is likely to hit if you did slip. Dont use someting like a cloth though it may cause static damage, what I would use is something like a small piece of cardboard or somewhere along those lines.

I would leave the Motherboard in the case because if you take it out it could slip on the surface, where as if its in the case its in tight and not going anywhere.

Remember take your time, and concentrate watch what your doing and if you dont feel confident enough to do it you can always ask someone else to do it!
 
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I suppose I could put a piece or two of cardboard or thin rubber or plastic directly under the motherboard where I'm doing the pushing so it doesn't bend as much too. I will NOT take my machine to someone else to work on! That would be accepting defeat. I would rather buy a new motherboard and/or chip! lol
 

Chris

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Dweezil said:
I suppose I could put a piece or two of cardboard or thin rubber or plastic directly under the motherboard where I'm doing the pushing so it doesn't bend as much too. I will NOT take my machine to someone else to work on! That would be accepting defeat. I would rather buy a new motherboard and/or chip! lol

Ah someone that likes a challenge! :cool: