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Old 05-22-2010, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default Motherboard issues

So I installed the CPU in the socket and the heatsink on top of that and realize this is only an AM2+ socket and I want Stictly Am3. But the heatsink is locked on top of the CPU. So I unlock it and its stuck on.

How do I take it off with out hurting it?


Also, looking for a good midrange board to work with a Phenom 965, and DDr3 Hyperx 1333

How is this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131366

Maybe I should just go all out and get a 890 series.

But I think for the sake of not needed all the extra crap I will stick with the 790 series.
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Motherboard issues

Try gently twisting it from side to side to break the seal. If it really doesn't want to budge, try getting some amount of 90% or greater isopropyl alcohol and that will dissolve the thermal paste. That is, assuming it is in fact normal thermal paste and not some sort of ceramique, correct?
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:29 AM   #3
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I honestly dont know. But it doesnt matter, the twist worked great.

Thanks, lol.

I shoulda googled but I was kinda in a frenzy.
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Default Re: Motherboard issues

The ASUS M4A78T-E is a good choice.

You could get a GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X. It has some of the "extra crap" and is the same price as the Asus board you picked out.

Here's a good 890GX board at the same price: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #5
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I personally just bought this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-402-_-Product

Hopefully it'll be decent, supposed to be good at overclocking
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