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Passive Heatsink Removal

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q149

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anyone thta has removed the gold passive heatsink with 2 white plastic pins on the via boards want to tell me how they did it. I took out the pins and didnt want to try to just rip it off cause it was stuck on thier pretty good ..................... thx
 

Hood

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q149
If the mobo is still connected run it for a while to soften the tape, then place a screwdriver in the fins and twist gently. If you have it disconnected heat it gently with a hair dryer and then twist as above. Once hot it comes off fairly easily.
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q149

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btw does putting a good heatsink on it lower your cpu temp any?
 

Hood

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It wont directly lower the CPU temp, but might lower the case temp which in turn may help the CPU.
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If you want you could possibly pick up a fan from an old pentium CPU and just screw/glue it to the existing heatsink. Just make sure its 12v.
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yeah i think a 50mm fan would screw in the 2 holes and fit perfectly, but i dont have an extra one