HELP!! cpu stuck to cooler

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OK, what TIM cleaner do you have? Try a little bit between the CPU cooler and CPU, then work the CPU free by twisting it. You should have really twisted the cooler a little whilst the CPU was still in place to free it. I wouldn't recommend putting it back in unless you 100% know you're not going to damage the pins.
 
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Hair dryer to heat it up a little :S ? dont know if its recommended but that's how I got most of the tim off my cpu
 
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dont have anything to remove paste except hand towels ;) (went really good with GPU)

will try to put it in socket again and gently twist...

what about hot water over it...would it loosen it ??
 
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made it!!!
warmed my hands and holded it..while trying to twist it !
worked!!
thanks for all suggestions!!!
 
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+1 to the hot water idea.

Boil the kettle up and add extra table salt/minerals to the mixture.

I would then claim RMA on it ;D

I wonder if they would be able to check what caused CPU's death hahaha

neeeee, its a old CPU so would need to get new one ;)
 
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