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Smiley

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Jul 7, 2001
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North Carolina
Does anyone have a Ati Xpert 200? I need to get the heatsink off of it so I can get a blue orb on it. Tried twisting it but not even moving. Help!
 

It_The_Cow

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Indiana
Put it in a bag and freeze it for about 30 minutes. Then try twisting it off. You can also try using a screwdriver to pry it off
 
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Smiley

Smiley

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Will that do any harm do the board if you freeze it? I also heard of running it really hot and then twist it off. Will this do also?
 
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William

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yes, either hot or cold should do. The freezer trick is ok for the card. You can also try to GENTLY pry with a screwdriver as It_The_Cow suggested.