Subject: My cpu & heatsink are glued together
By: Sudamericano (IP: 209.13.231.*)
Written on: 10-02-2005 18:03


My cpu & heatsink are glued together and I need to separate them, what can I do?

I have a P4.

Thanks a lot,
Cheers .

By: Tillmann (IP: 83.121.1.*)
Written on: 20-02-2005 21:35


the P4 has a metal heat spreader, so it cannot be damaged by applying force to the heatsink as Socket A CPUs. So, remove the heatsink's mounting, and pull/twist the heatsink as you wish.

I suppose the heatsink is glued to the CPU by the thermal interface material. Removing the heatsink will be easier if you heat up the CPU first (using CPU-intensive software) and then remove the heatsink while it's warm and the thermal interface material is soft.

By: kofrad (IP: 65.8.195.*)
Written on: 10-03-2005 04:00

You might also want to try using a hair dryer. Just be careful, sometimes the cpu can come with the heatsink if you didnt apply your thermal paste properly. Also, be sure you didnt use thermal epoxy or anything similar.
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