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Visiontek Geforce ti4200 HSF question

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Tuan209

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Hi, is there anyway i can remove the heatsink of this card? I was told it was GLUED on the card! Is there a safe method to remove it w/o damaging the card? I want to water cool it.
 

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One trick you could try is using a hair dryer or hot air gun ( :eek: ) to get the heatsink warm. Should soften the adhesive. Give the heatsink a twist like opening a bottle. Should come off. What I use to clean off the adhesive is WD-40 then rubbing alcohol.

Others might have better ideas.
 

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i know for epoxy your supposed to freeze....if you do this don't fire your card up for a couple of hours (make sure all moisture has evaped!). Try freezing it...then twist it off like a bottle cap, if that doesn't work heat it up!
 
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Has anyone done this before with this particular card?(Visiontek Geforce ti4200 128mb) If so I will give it a shot. I called visiontek and they said the heatsink was GLUED on the card and could not be taken off.
 

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Tuan209 said:
Has anyone done this before with this particular card?(Visiontek Geforce ti4200 128mb) If so I will give it a shot. I called visiontek and they said the heatsink was GLUED on the card and could not be taken off.


Does the heatsink look like this?

link--->http://www.exhardware.com/reviews/xtasy4200/visiontek5s.jpg

If your old GPU heatsink is epoxied on, put your graphics card in the freezer for a while, then using dental floss or another strong thread or wire to slowly cut through the epoxy. <-- from here http://www.hardwareaccelerated.com/content/reviews/thermaltakegf4cooler/
 
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thx for the help! great work! i was going to sell this bad boy, good thing i posted a question here. thx for all the help.