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Topic Title: Removing stock heat sink
Topic Summary: thermalpaste, and the heatsink
Created On: 04/13/2007 12:32 PM
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 04/13/2007 12:32 PM
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I'm about to replace my stock heat sink for a new Arctic freezer pro 64 but just had a few questions.

my proc is an AMD S939 4200+

how do I remove the stock heatsink?
it has some sort of lever on the side, do I push that down or pull it up?
with my old-old pc I more or less broke the bracket while removing the old heatsink >.<
I broke one of the clips the heatsink was attached to, by(if I rememer right) pushing the lever down, it was an athlon 1.3 Ghz T-bird btw

number two, how should I remove the thermalpaste?
some say zippo oil can be used, but I'm a bit nervous about using fluids near my cpu.
any tips?

thx very much!

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 04/13/2007 01:09 PM
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Rubbing alcohol (90%) has always worked for me. Just be careful not to leave residue from whatever you use to apply and rub it, e.g. Q-tips work fine, but inspect visually to make sure you didn't leave behind any cotton strands. Some people use a piece of cotton rag. Also remove the old stuff while CPU is still mounted to lessen chances of bending/breaking pins.

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