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Old 08-24-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default CPU stuck in MB socket

Today, I received some new thermal paste that I purchased a few days ago. So, I opened up my computer case, removed my AC Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 (CPU cooler), unlocked the CPU socket, and proceeded to removing my CPU. Unfortunately, I was unable to do this, because the CPU is completely stuck. Now, I only want to remove it so I can clean off the old thermal paste. So, considering that I am unable to remove it, would it be safe to clean it while it rests in it's socket? I will be using lint free coffee filters and isopropyl alcohol to remove the old thermal paste. Also, I guess I should add that I have an AMD Phenom II X4 955 (C2) processor, and an ASUS Crosshair III Formula motherboard. Thanks!

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Old 08-24-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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Just be careful and ground yourself before touching anything and it should be ok.

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Old 08-24-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
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LOL that reminds me of what happened to my brother!!!

When I went to take his CPU off, it wouldn't budge! So I used some force to take it off and BAM it comes off ... with the cpu chip STUCK to the bottom of the heatsync? I had to get a flat head screwdriver and pry it off...

He must of run his computer so hot it turned to liquid then settled back down and stuck to the heatsync... lol
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