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how to get a heatsink off a cpu?

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Jul 27, 2001
As you can tell I'm a newbie but what is the best and safest way to get the heatsink off a cpu?
if you mean the Retail sink and that darn tight clip, I recommend a small set of needle nose pliars and a flat screw driver.

Play with it a bit........carefully tho.....and you'll see it's not impossible.