get plate off back of amd64 mobo plz help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dan04, May 20, 2004.

  1. Dan04

    Dan04 OSNN Addict

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    hi everyone

    i bought a zalman heatsink/fan and i need to put on its baseplate that goes on the back of hte mobo and i was wondering if anyone has any good ideas on how to take the default one off that u use with the stock fan as its held on by real strong sticky and i cant use a screw driver coz id damage the circuitry under it...

    any ideas given is appreciated!!!
     
  2. Electronic Punk

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    As daft as it sounds, use a hairdryer.
    that will loosen up the thermal compound.
    Would definatly look for a guide to doing it tho, but a hair drier is the popular choice!
     
  3. Petros

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    A razor is always better for prying than a screwdriver if it comes to it. Definitely try the hair dryer.
     
  4. Dan04

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    thanks the hair drier worked n loosened it up, i wouldnt recommend a razor due to the fact that you could cut up all the connections on the back of the board :p
     
  5. GoNz0

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    the reccomended way is to twist and pray :D
     
  6. Electronic Punk

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    Not with a £200 athlon processor it ain't
    lol
     
  7. Dan04

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    twist n pray umm no lol spose you can do that if you want to stuff the whole lot up lol
     
  8. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    :D back in ye good old pentium 1 days.
     
  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    apparently freezing is sometimes done as well
     
  10. Dan04

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    hehe they dont make computers like they used to, could do soo much with my old pentium 1 now these new ones ar soo fussy