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having a tough time pulling the heatsink off my XFX Double D HD 7850 2 GB

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blackjackel

Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2002
Location
Los Angeles
So one of my cards can run 1.33v just fine, the other card can barely do 1.25v, anything above that and it artifacts... so i decided to open up the other card, i unscrewed all the screws on the bottom and sides and exposed the heatsink...

For some reason, its taking a lot of energy to pull that heatsink of the GPU, i don't want to break my card, are these cards glued on or something? or is there some sort of thermal pad i don't know about?
 

Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005
thermal pads are just sticky plastic-y rubber stuff. They won't pull out memory chips (at least not from any card I've ever pulled apart). I would double check that you have every single screw removed that holds the heatsink onto the card. After that may just try twisting it a tiny bit one direction and the other to loosen the thermal paste adhesion that is going on.