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Windows 7: cpu processor pull out while applying thermal paste

21 May 2013   #11
TwoCables

 

If it's Intel, then it is either a very old system, or it's a laptop because if it's a bit more of a modern Intel desktop, then the CPU is held in place by a very strong clamp which means it can't be pulled out unless the clamp is released.

So, it's either an AMD desktop, a very old Intel desktop, or a laptop.


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21 May 2013   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
If it's Intel, then it is either a very old system, or it's a laptop because if it's a bit more of a modern Intel desktop, then the CPU is held in place by a very strong clamp which means it can't be pulled out unless the clamp is released.

So, it's either an AMD desktop, a very old Intel desktop, or a laptop.
Absolutely TC the Intels I have dealt with (laptops) are all screwed down steel / copper clamps and like you say the desky is held in with that steel lock down clasp so removing either would have at very least ripped the lid (heatsink) off the chip in the desktop or the chip itself in a laptop.

Mind you I am not thinking it would have done an AMD much good either.

Actually when you think of the force required to remove the CPU even with no heatsink being attached without undoing those fixings would be a job in itself and in my mind just about impossible without causing serious damage to anything near it.
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21 May 2013   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

IMHO The way this sounds is he pretty much tore the CPU and the Heatsink out of the board end of story

I'm sure his dad realized he made a terrible blunder and probably are calculating what the cost of a new rig would be but in any case i'm not sure about the Op's plans as far as what they were trying to do .......

I mean in general sense you would think upgrading but sounds rushed and careless to me

Also I think it is a Intel desktop it sounds like a Core Duo unless you are familiar the Heatsinks are screw ins some are those plastic push tabs if he had the plastic push tabs then just the heatsink would of came off but if it was the screwed in one then he pretty much hulk ripped it out

I just fixed my dads Core Duo and put it in a new case new Heatsink these were the things I observed when working on his rig also it was a learning experience AMD rigs just have a simple clip in place so this wouldn't have happened on a AMD rig he can pull the lock pin up and even if he did force it up it would pull the heatsink out with no damage but Intels heatsinks are put on to hold permanent and I don't care what paste you use it isn't like mortor or cement so he probably didn't unlock the pins or unscrew the thing off sorry but have to point out the obvious
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21 May 2013   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yeah well Solar the lack of any answer from our OP sorts of says a fair bit.

One thing I am very curious about though it what the heck was that original compound made of?? as I have had some that are very solidly stuck but to do damage like it sounds it has got to have been glued by someone. I doubt even an AMD would survive that sort of treatment.
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21 May 2013   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My first thought is and was; how in the hell does one do that to a cpu and motherboard? Sounds like someone is doing surgery with a broad ax.
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22 May 2013   #16
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I want pictures! That motherboard has got to have been violated beyond repair.
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22 May 2013   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I think the OP and his Dad are currently out shopping for a new system. It was one of those "here son let me do this for you " learning moments.
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22 May 2013   #18
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Maybe now he is teaching him two more life lessons;

How to pick out a new system and how to say "Charge It" !
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22 May 2013   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Same thing has happened to me. It was an AM3+ socket, I loosened the hold down then twisted the heatsink a few times and pulled up. The CPU came off with the heatsink very easy. I pried it off with a tiny screwdriver. The thing still works in my case.

Wonder if they applied paste to the pins on CPU contacts.
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22 May 2013   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Same thing has happened to me. It was an AM3+ socket, I loosened the hold down then twisted the heatsink a few times and pulled up. The CPU came off with the heatsink very easy. I pried it off with a tiny screwdriver. The thing still works in my case.

Wonder if they applied paste to the pins on CPU contacts.
POssiblt mate but from the sounds of it the whole thing was just pulled out - just wish we could get a post back as KB said I would like to see exactly what went on
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