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get plate off back of amd64 mobo plz help


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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!!!

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!


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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

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