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That Guy Apr 09, 2005, 12:06am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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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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jlobel Lobel Apr 09, 2005, 01:00am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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

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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
but now tht i think about it if there is a reason then sorry lol i dont know, waste of time posting i guess sorry if u see another post and then it is worthless

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Adam J Apr 09, 2005, 01:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
Let the machine run for a while or place a hair dryer by it. The thermal paste must be warm and not a solid. As you take the heatsink off twist slightly and it'll come off no problem.

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Michael A. Apr 09, 2005, 01:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Apr 09, 2005, 01:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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.

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wayne boyd Apr 09, 2005, 07:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
if your carefull you may find it better if you warm up the heatsink with a hairdryer , then like the chap above me in this forume said just twist gently left and right.

if gentle it does not bend the pins ( i know its happend to my p4 once )


just dont worry if its still stuck to your heatsink just use a credit card to gently remove it from the heatsink.

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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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

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That Guy Apr 09, 2005, 08:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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,

Brandon Hunn Feb 08, 2006, 04:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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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.

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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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Dr. Peaceful Feb 08, 2006, 11:29am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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. :-)

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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
take caution when using razorblade, can slip and cut yourself, hurts the most when you cut fingers etc.

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SuPeR Xp Feb 08, 2006, 11:49am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
I had the same thing happen with my Athlon XP-M 2500+. It looks to be caused by the generated heat of the CPU which somewhat fuses itself to the thermal pad which is alreasy stuck onto the Heatsink.

Take causion, get yourself some 100% Alcohol & carfully twist it off. Use thermal past to prevent this from happening again. clean the CPU & heatsink off nicely.

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Reason   Feb 08, 2006, 11:57am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Feb 08, 2006, 12:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
you doubt a razor blade, ive gouged a Heatsink with one.

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Daniel Feb 08, 2006, 03:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
Tie the heatsink off to the back bumper of your car, and have a friend hold the cpu with some pliers, Then accelerate to 45mph. It should work. =P

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That Guy Feb 08, 2006, 03:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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.

Ricky Mcdonnell Feb 08, 2006, 04:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
i had this happen on a old pc and i just forced it off

G. G. Feb 08, 2006, 04:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
I have heard it somewhere that you could put it in a freezer for a while and then it will pop off with a little prying.

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Dr. Peaceful Feb 08, 2006, 06:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cpu stuck on heatsink
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. :-)

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