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Windows 7: need some help with cpu coolers

22 Feb 2011   #11
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

Anything else I can use household products ?


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22 Feb 2011   #12
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hmm.. try to remove the old thermal paste with your fingernail... carefully because you don't want to damage the chip.. then you could use a toothbrush to remove the leftovers, are you sure you don't have isopropyl alcohol in your place?!? it should be on your First Aid Kit! hehehe
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22 Feb 2011   #13
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Arctic Silver also make a Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier.
I was surprised at how clean the surface is after using it.
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET) Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier - Thermal Compound / Grease

I find that it cleans even better than alcohol.
As a second choice, I'd go with alcohol as Punkster suggested.
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22 Feb 2011   #14
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I'd just go with a cotton ball and the Isopropyl Alcohol it works really well and is all I've ever used.
Fabe
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22 Feb 2011   #15
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

Ok have managed to find some alchol swab all striped down but cant get chip off the bottom of the fan it is well and truly stuck on any tips
Thanks
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22 Feb 2011   #16
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

Well guys we managed to do it more by luck than judgement I think I managed to bend some of the prongs on the CPU that was fun trying to straighten them up as you got some straight you bent the ones next to it was about to junk it then had one more try and had to push it in but it in and seems to work I guess if had not done it right it would not work! Runs really quite I must admit I really did enjoy building the pc bit like build car but without getting dirty and cold LOL

Thanks again for all your help and advice i would not have attemted it without your support fingers crossed silly questions over for a while now !!
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22 Feb 2011   #17
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Glad to read it worked out just fine, the thing i didn't understand was "what happened to the heatsink?"

Quote:
cant get chip off the bottom of the fan it is well and truly stuck on
How could that happen?
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22 Feb 2011   #18
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

It was the old Cooler and Chip with the paste on was like super glue did not realise to twist it to break the paste was worried about snapping the Processor in half and as for bending the pins that was a nightmare! But is working fine so far and is really quite too which is what I wanted to achieve, I mus admit did enjoy building it apart from the two problems above !
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23 Feb 2011   #19
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Glad you got it sorted.
I've had the same problem as you with an old DELL, the cpu had basically welded itself to the cooler with the thermal grease providing the glue!!

Lucky boy with the pins, that normally means bye bye cpu.

Once you start building PC's it becomes a drug...I have 3 seperate projects on the go at the moment - friend keep donating me 'Dead' PC's, I pick them up from the local recycling center...good luck.
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23 Feb 2011   #20
ian986

Windows 7 64
 
 

I think I am done now with putting bits on there I have to get a 3 way adapter for the extra fan
I did OC my graphics card tonight!! Made my WEI Score go up from 7.0 to7.1 LOL
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