I'm just wondering if anyone else has this problem. earlier today I uninstalled an AMD Athlon 64 2800+. When I removed the heatsink, I found that the processor was stuck on the bottom of it, and that it had been pulled out of the ZIF socket. Is this a common thing and should I be worried about this in the future?
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You know, my friend has a 3500 and this also seemed to happen. We tried to take it out but it seemed stuck so i didnt want to bother it. But it may be common not sure. If thers no reason to take out dont worry aobut it bud
I've had this happen before. The trick is to slowly twist the heatsink a few degrees to the left and right while it is unlocked but still on the socket. After that, it should come off quite easily. If the processor comes out with the heatsink you can pull it off as long as you are careful.
bent pins occurs from doing that, happened to me with a P4 cpu, its due to the increased area of contact mainly due to the damn heatspreader, only solution is when you buy a heatsink or it came with one is to remove that phasechange parraffin strip on the bottom of the heatsink and use AS5.
Right before you go to remove the heat sink run the PC at a 100% for a while to heat it up then like Micheal said twist it really easy it should come right off.And if you used AS5 this wouldnt have happened .But the stock thermal pads do this to.I never use the stock pads any more.But i do use artic silvers themal paste and it sticks bad to.But i just do what i said and Micheal said
Yeah, the pins (about 7of them) were bent on the processor, that's why I was worried about doing that in the future. I'm sure that your advice will help next time that I have to do this. Luckily I was able fix the bent pins by bending them back with a mechanical pencil. I didn't want to do that again and now I shouldn't have to, Thanks,
I just got a little upgrade for my lil' bro comp from a friend and he said he couldn't get the heatsink off, so instead of heating it up with a hair gun, could I maybe use boiling water. its a giant fanless heatsink so I could put it in a bowl or something. Is this a good idea? better than a hair gun.
If you lifted your CPU out stuck to the heat sink. Try this, it may work. Soak a thin razor blade with rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl 90%), add a small drop of the alcohol in between the heat sink and CPU, then gently use the razor blade to work its way through between the heat sink and CPU. See alcohol dissolves AS5 and thermal grease. But may not work if it's a thermal pad with adhesive and wax. Won't work at all for thermal glue, obviously.
i would add, use an old credit card or similar to scrape it off. can't cut yourself like you can with a razor, and you won't gouge the metal either. i made the mistake of scraping off an old thermal pad with my knife and it left a nice big gouge that i then got to sand out and then had to polish that.
Ok, what I've started doing more recently is if a cpu is stuck on the heatsink after it is removed from the computer, take a flathead screwdriver and put it under a corner (not the metalic part, but the silicon) on the cpu and twist, it works great! If I suspect that the cpu is stuck before I remove it from the case. I tend to take the Heatsink and fan apart and that makes it alot easier if you don't mind the extra time.
Ok, I am sorry I mentioned razor blade, don't use. A credit card / library card / school ID card, any type of thin plastic card will work instead. Just make sure you don't mind if the card can get damaged. Unless you like having your picture dissolved from your school ID or scratch up the magnetic strip in your current credit card.