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Socket 370 HSF Removal

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Phrequency

New Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2001
Could someone point me to an article on removing the stock hsf from a p3 fc-pga? Or anyone who has done this give me some advice?

Thanks
 

outhouse

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2001
Location
Auburn California
there should be a metal clip that goes through the HSF and it attach's on 2 sides of the socket on one of the clips there should be a little piece of the metal clip that has a piece cut out and bent out a little this is a place so that you can stick a screwdriver [regular] blade in and apply a little pressure downward and pull away from the CPU at the same time and it should disconnect it for you. be careful not to slip with the screwdriver or you could really mess something up, its best to take your PC and lay it down so that the MB is flat on the ground when doing this use a little caution and you should be fine. do not put any pressure on the Heatsinkfan as you do not want to crush the core of your CPU.

OH i almost forgot dont use a magnetic screwdriver.

goodluck
 

Allan Nielsen

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2000
Location
Denmark, Europe
All you really need is a BIG hammer... :)

No seriously. Try removing the heatsink with your fingers first if you can - if not, gently use the screwdriver just as outhouse pointed out. Good luck!
 
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William

Guest
yeah, gently use a screwdriver, i have to do it for my celey stock. Just don't do what i did to remove a fop i had attached wrong, i used a dremel to cut the tip(the board was doa, so no biggie although i got the shards removed).