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Artic Silver 5 - strong stuff

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bought some Artic Silver a couple of weeks ago for my Ryzen 5800 and AIO.

today I decided to rebuild the pc into a new case. Removed the screws holding the AIO pump and it would not come off. used a bit more force and it came off taking the cpu with it

flippin ek, strong stuff and something I have never encountered before. CPU is fine btw
 
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bought some Artic Silver a couple of weeks ago for my Ryzen 5800 and AIO.

today I decided to rebuild the pc into a new case. Removed the screws holding the AIO pump and it would not come off. used a bit more force and it came off taking the cpu with it

flippin ek, strong stuff and something I have never encountered before. CPU is fine btw
If you run a stress test to get the chip nice and warm before taking the cooler off, it comes off quite nicely
 
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Pretty common especially with AMD chips, often will pull them straight out of the CPU bracket. Best thing is to get them a bit warm, and if possible twist the cooler off slightly. So many people have bent pins because they pulled it straight out or off and it’s flown across the room!
 
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A hairdryer comes in handy too if you forget to heat it up before dismantling or if it's cooled too much by the time the motherboard is out of pc.
 
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