Re: hey man i have this problem?
Here's what I would do. I would see what kind of CPU I have and look for a new aftermarket cooler for it. You will need to take the old heatsink with the fan on it, off of the CPU. You may have to clean the surface of the CPU if it has leftover thermal compound on there. If there is none on there, then don't worry about it. CPU don't really need thermal compound to work. I recently opened up a heatsink at work and to my surprise, no thermal layer. Wow, blew me away.
You don't have to remove the motherboard. Too much work. Just tilt the PC on it's side and work with it from there. You can remove the RAM if you want for more room.
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