Remove Cpu From Motherboard

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ste_w, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. ste_w

    ste_w Moderator

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    Hi all

    How do i remove the cpu from the motherboard? Cpu can stay in the heatsink i just wanna remove cpu from mobo n place it in a new mobo, how do i do this n what will i need?

    Reason i gota Change mobos is.. http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=56129&highlight=usb suggestions on there would be nice aswell.

    Thanx

    Ste_W
     
  2. Lee

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    Take fan off, then lift up lever and it should pop out.
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    well if its a standart CPu cooler all you do is use a srewdriver (flat) to unpin the cooler look for a notch on the tension pin thing and with the screwdriver pull away from the cpu. Once this pops off then gently jiggle the cooler loose and then you will have the cpu. Lift the resting arm for the cpu and then gently remove. Do all this carefully dont let a scredriver slip. and pull cpu straight out.

    and do essentialy the same thing to get it back on.. But getting one on is a Bigger pain in the ass lol.
     
  4. ste_w

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    lol Thanx, so all this involves Cpu still on the heatsink thing yea? will i need any of that paste?
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No, first you take the heatsink off. Then you take the cpu out. Install the cpu on the new board and install the heatsink.

    You may need to replace the paste, but I'll leave that recommendation to others. :)
     
  6. ste_w

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    Will i have to replace the paste then?
     
  7. Lee

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    Clean cpu make sure it's dry then apply a fine new layer. Thats what I do.
     
  8. ste_w

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    Not sure where i placed the stuff, so am i able to just put it bk on or not?
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    make sure when u clean it u use 90% isopropyl alcohol, and dry it with somthign that doesnt leave residue
     
  10. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    The mixture mafia recommends sounds about right, but if you feel that it requires too much work, you can pick up a bottle of TIM-cleaner by Akasa (I think there's a few other brands, google might be a good choice). I got mine from scan.co.uk, overclockers.co.uk stock it too. You can probably find thermal paste from other retailers as well.
     
  11. Kush

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    the best thermal paste you would wanna use is arctic silver 5 make sure ure getting the real stuff as there are fakes of it