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how to keep A64 from sticking to heatspreader?

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sandman001

Just Freeze It
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Mar 11, 2003
Alright, so this has always kind of annoyed me, but recently I bent like 5-6 pins and had to be really careful to bend them all back. Can't keep ripping it out the socket.

The problems is, it's like a rock once I get thermal paste between it and my waterblock.

Anyway to solve this besides taking off the heatspreader?
 

NiTrO bOiE

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Dec 15, 2002
Location
Charlotte, NC
You can try running your computer with the pump off in BIOS to heat up the thermal compound so it will loosen up a bit. Watch the temps in the hardware monitor and when the temperature gets around 50-55, turn the computer off and quickly remove your waterblock. It should come right off without your CPU.
 

NiTrO bOiE

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Location
Charlotte, NC
It's very hard to twist waterblocks while they are still installed unless you take the holding screws from the board off which means you would have the remove the motherboard as well. :)
 

NO LIFE

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Sep 19, 2002
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MT
Turn your water off and boot to the desktop. I played farcry with my pump off at 2.1 volts for 30 minutes. Convection currets keep it safe for a while. :D