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Getting the DAMN stock HSF off!

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Kramerica

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May 2, 2001
How am i gonna take off that god damn heatsink that nearly broke my fingers (and my will) installing. I mean, there is enough pressure to nearly break the core (i think) already, and pushing down even more would be both difficult and risky. Is there a way to just break the clip, like cut it in two w/ something powerful? I also really don't want to take the mobo out of the case.
 

ken257

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Dec 20, 2000
The best and safest way is going to be to take the mobo out of the case to remove that sink. Most clips have a slot you can stick a screwdriver in to make removal a bit easier.

BTW what HSF are you using that has such a strong clip?
 

[Oc]acaridans

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May 11, 2001
what kind of cpu and hsf do you have.... it would help if we had a better idea of what you have...but basically a razor blade or anything similar would work to pry them apart....very carfully though

EDIT:never mind i think i know what your talking about now...wow brain cramp
 

SleepyKat

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May 10, 2001
a 1/4 inch socket screwdriver works better than a sloted screwdriver. It keeps you from gutting the motherboard incase you slip and it gives you a better leverage. Ideally the motherboard should be out.
 
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SleepyKat (May 31, 2001 05:04 p.m.):
a 1/4 inch socket screwdriver works better than a sloted screwdriver. It keeps you from gutting the motherboard incase you slip and it gives you a better leverage. Ideally the motherboard should be out.

What is Stock? Just get some pointy nose pliers grab the end push down pull outwards.
Grab REALLY tight or youll slip and go scratch. (Used for Intel Clips, Globalwin clips, Coolmaster clips, and a clip that was slip into 2 bars across the heatsink so that the fins over the core were still intact) Of course, I have a celeron that doesnt break as easy :)
 

oc jason

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Feb 12, 2001
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Fayetteville, AR
he doesnt mean with a dremel-he means metal shers of some wire cutter-and yes that would work just fine for cutting a thin metal clip