get plate off back of amd64 mobo plz help

Dan04

OSNN Addict
Joined
2 Feb 2004
Messages
158
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!!!
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political Access
Joined
2 Dec 2001
Messages
18,680
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!
 

Petros

Thief IV
Joined
19 May 2003
Messages
3,038
A razor is always better for prying than a screwdriver if it comes to it. Definitely try the hair dryer.
 

Dan04

OSNN Addict
Joined
2 Feb 2004
Messages
158
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
 

Dan04

OSNN Addict
Joined
2 Feb 2004
Messages
158
twist n pray umm no lol spose you can do that if you want to stuff the whole lot up lol
 

Dan04

OSNN Addict
Joined
2 Feb 2004
Messages
158
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
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.
Terrahertz wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Yo fellas!
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Where are you buddy?
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey EP! All good with me, applying for Microsoft MVP right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by coming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier!
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there!

Forum statistics

Threads
61,997
Messages
673,411
Members
5,588
Latest member
glen