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Old 10th October 2005, 19:49   #1
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I have this cpu attached to a heatsink with some kind of super thermal paste glue. Is there a way to weaken this stuff so I can remove the cpu safely from the heatsink ? Maybe put it in a freezer ?
 
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You could put it in the freezer, but be carefull 'breaking' it loose afterwards. I destroyed a gpu once like that, ripped it right of the pcb...
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Heat it up. Put it on the radiator of your central heating. If you know what I mean.
 
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removed a BGA module like that on a brand new Ti4600 that was attached with AS adhesive.
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hairdryer is the way, don't freeze
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First time i hear about heating it up. Thanks guys.
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Thanks for the quick replies.

I managed to remove the cpu from the heatsink with the hairdryer.

So now I installed my new Artic Freezer 64. The installation, apart from removing the old heatsink, was an easy task. But when I booted my PC for the first time, the cpu temp readings in my BIOS showed 54. The cpu temp reading in windows (speedfan) showed 24.
I know the readings in the BIOS are more accurate, but it's hard to believe these are correct. I am almost sure the new heatsink has been installed correctly. Should I trust the readings from speedfan ?

Anyway, I'll do a decent testrun tomorrow and touch the copper piece of the heatsink with my hand.
 
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