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    PC HELP - CPU Removal/Motherboard Queries

    hi i have successfully removed my cpu from a dud motherboard, but the preocessor seams to be stuck to the heatsink metal grid thingy, how do i remove it, i have tried a little pressure but to no avail.

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    you could put it on something like newspaper and then get a hairdryer out and blast it for a couple of mins, they get very hot in the PC so dont worry about the heat, just keep trying to remove it every min or so until it comes off

    same thing happened to me, i used a knife to pry it off

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    Chuckles1001;6126230

    you could put it on something like newspaper and then get a hairdryer out … you could put it on something like newspaper and then get a hairdryer out and blast it for a couple of mins, they get very hot in the PC so dont worry about the heat, just keep trying to remove it every min or so until it comes off



    i cant tell if your joking.

    Original Poster

    on another note the heatsink grid thing its attached to is pretty chunky, if i buy another motherboard are all these thing universal or would i have to buy a new smaller grid? HELP arghhh

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    Pantaloonie;6126262

    Is there a small lever next to the cpu socket? If so, lift it and it will … Is there a small lever next to the cpu socket? If so, lift it and it will release the cpu.



    im past this part matey. thanks anyway

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    jambo1082;6126240

    same thing happened to me, i used a knife to pry it off



    did it still work?

    Sorry, just realised that and deleted the post!

    boza;6126250

    i cant tell if your joking.



    I am not joking, in a PC they get very hot, as long as you blast try to get it off then blast again and try again, you will be fine, the heat from the hairdryer will not be a problem,

    The paste between the chip and fan gets hard after being heated and cooled repeatly to this will be fine to losen it.

    I would not try a knife personally but up to you.

    boza;6126282

    did it still work?



    you really have to be careful doing it that way as it is very easy to damage the chip.

    The parts are universal between the same socket Mobo's BTW

    boza;6126282

    did it still work?



    yes, that was about 6-7 months ago still working without any problems, i was crapping my self when i was doing it but i coulnt think of any other way to get it

    how the hell did you manage to get the chip off connected to the heatsink?

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    raptorcigs;6126497

    how the hell did you manage to get the chip off connected to the heatsink?



    i just gentled pulled the heatsink up, and it was stuck onto it.:whistling:

    boza;6126712

    i just gentled pulled the heatsink up, and it was stuck onto … i just gentled pulled the heatsink up, and it was stuck onto it.:whistling:


    you should twist once the heatsink is free from the mobo

    slide a sharp stanley blade between them, simples

    Original Poster

    Thank you all, it came off. i did put it back in the motherboard after and rebooted and it worked fine, even though the motherboard it a dud one.

    does anyone know i will check if intel celron 2.8ghz will work on certain motherboards (i dont have any in mind).

    Thank you

    boza;6127002

    Thank you all, it came off. i did put it back in the motherboard after … Thank you all, it came off. i did put it back in the motherboard after and rebooted and it worked fine, even though the motherboard it a dud one. does anyone know i will check if intel celron 2.8ghz will work on certain motherboards (i dont have any in mind).Thank you



    depends do we get Rep this time???????? lol

    Serioulsy look for a Mobo you want on Ebuyer say and then click on the makers website and look they have a list of what works and what does not

    Original Poster

    yeh i know i owe rep, but i thought i would wait until the end because im not going to give the rep as each answer comes at me. by my count its 4 people.

    I do appreciate your help, im useless at these sorts of things, I dont think they sell ddr motherboards any more apart from ebay.

    ive noticed like socket A etc. through a google search of intel celeron 2.80ghz socket, i think the motherboard i need is a socket 478.

    A hairdryer will produce static electricity, which may well kill the processor. DO NOT use a hairdryer.

    Original Poster

    rep added to all, if anyone knows which motherboard (cheapest) and ram would go with this i would be veryyyyyyyyyy grateful.

    you might find it tricky as most of these chips released were 400mhz fsb, none of the two boards ebuyer stock express support for these series.
    tbh its not worth having anyway, treat your self to the cheapest amd am2 x2 cpu(retail) a new mainboard and 2gb ddr2 will cost aout 20 more but will be sooooo much better on performance.

    It is the cheap thermal pads OEM used to ship with. They set hard when cold. Best way is to boot up the PC for a while and then whip it off quick after shutdown.
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