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HS/F Removal

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explorer

Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2001
Location
Ohio
I have a geforce 256, does anyone have any expierience removing the heatsink? I want to get rid of it but I do not want to kill my video card. Any suggestions?
 

Jon

Just Another Retired Moderator
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
Location
Lawrenceville, GA
I removed mine by placing it in a plastic ziplock, putting it in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then taking a very thin piece of cardbhoard and putting it over the card. Use a butterknife to get between the heatsink and card that is covered by the cardboard and gently twist-pry that heatsink off. It should just pop off.

Doesn't take much force at all and isn't as scary as it sounds. Just be careful about the small transistors on the card...but that is what the cardboard is for.
 

newbietweaker

Registered
Joined
Feb 17, 2001
lol i took mine off today from my geforce 256 lol :)
all u have to do is just run computer as usual for few hours then use thin - driver and twist the heatsink off
it was really easy