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kelvinblade

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Sep 7, 2002
how easy is it to remove the heatsink (without pulling the northbridge off the motherboard) and put these news ones on? i only have as 3. do i need arctic alumnia adhesive to glue them on?
 

Bull

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Oct 30, 2001
It depends how the northbridge heatsink is connected to the motherboard. If it has pins that plug in then check the vantec heatsink to see if they line up. If they do all you have to do is remove the old one, remove the old paste, put AS3 on it, and plug the new one in. If not then you might have to get some AS3 adhesive to keep it on. I do not recommend the tape that comes with the chipset cooler. If you get the adhesive I'd mix it with AS3 1/3 of each. That way you can take it off later if you have to.
 

y0ungsta

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Aug 29, 2001
I'm pretty sure u can take off the northbridge heatsink from the motherboard since you are using a epox 8k5a2+. Just use a needle nose pliers to remove the clips from the motherboard/heatsink. The vantec heatsink should b the same when u put it in
 

q149

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Nov 10, 2002
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i just asked a similar question and to get of the hs of the northbridge was told to heat it up with a hairdryer and turn it left to right to loosen it till it comes off once u get the pins out.
 

eli

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Dec 9, 2001
I used a credit card and a screw driver. The credit card protects, and the screw driver slides in between. Just wiggle a bit. Be gentle!
 

Yodums

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Bull said:
It depends how the northbridge heatsink is connected to the motherboard. If it has pins that plug in then check the vantec heatsink to see if they line up. If they do all you have to do is remove the old one, remove the old paste, put AS3 on it, and plug the new one in. If not then you might have to get some AS3 adhesive to keep it on. I do not recommend the tape that comes with the chipset cooler. If you get the adhesive I'd mix it with AS3 1/3 of each. That way you can take it off later if you have to.

Pretty much with he said. The Epox will most likely use the push pin method to hold the chipset cooler. Basically it locks when you push it in a hole and in order to remove it, you push the sides and slide it out of the hole -- simple.

About thermal paste, I strongly suggest Arctic Alumina. Simply because it isn't conductive nor capactive. Meaning if you get it on traces, it won't shorten them and cause problems. If AS3 goes on the motherboard, it most likely will go into microscopic spots that the human eye can't see and consider that a dead motherboard caused by a 6.00 tube.

Being non conductive nor capactive, that doesn't give you a right to be messy.

Just some insurance.

Yodums