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Changing Motherboards

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Kemik, 11 May 2006.

  1. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Widnes

    Hello guys,
    After buying a new graphics card I realised I needed a new motherboard. Im now at the point where my PC is in peices and Ive taken the CPU and heatsink off the motherboard.

    However, I uncliped the heatsink from the motherboard and tried to pull it (gently) off. In my attempt the processor come with the heatsink. I've checked the CPU and it looks fine withy no damage to the pins.

    Should I:

    A. Move the whole bundle across to my new motherboard and attach it.
    OR
    B. Try and unglue the CPU and heatsink, apply new thermal paste (currently used thermal pad) and then attach them to the motherboard.

    If it's B then hows best to get them both apart? I originally used the stock thermal pad that was already attached to the heatsink, so their VERY attached right now.
     
  2. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

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    If I have read that right, I doubt you will be able to get the CPU back in with the cooler attached, so removing it is a must.

    Seen others with this prob, and some sort of twisting action has worked.

    What CPU is it as ones with a IHS are fairly robost.
     
  3. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Widnes

    It's an AMD 64bit 3700.
    I didn't want to pull at it in case I broken it. Would it be best to put it in front of a hair dryer for a bit first, then twist it by holding the edges?

    It's a pretty expensive processor so I don't wanna take any chances :p
     
  4. Artheas

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,124

    That happened to me a few years ago with my laptop.

    It was a 2.53GHz P4, lets just say i used a chisel and i'm still using the same processor on it :D

    Just dont chisel between the PCB and the IHS! lol



    Chiselling it seemed dumb at 1st, but when i think about it, IMO it's less likely to cause damage than twisting for sure.
     
  5. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

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    You can get an idea here of what's beneath the IHS on one of those chips.

    Some people have a job removing that, so it can take some force.