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Seperate laptop cpu from heatsink, is it possible?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by lilg_06, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. lilg_06

    lilg_06 Regular member

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    I have a vaio pcg-grt915m, the compound between the cpu and the heatsink is a solid paste, so the cpu is stuck to the heatsink, is it possible to some how detach the cpu from the heatsink?? It stuck on quite hard, btw, the laptop has a p4 478 cpu inside it, it has the metal block on the cpu that covers the die, unlike amd cpu's that are not covered.
     
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    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    i think you could maybe yank it off. Just take the whole cpu out...
     
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    lilg_06 Regular member

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    Wont I end up breaking the chip if I just try pull it off?
     
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    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    if its stuck on real real tight, then possibly.

    Why do you want to take it off anyway? You cant add aftermarket cooling to a laptop.
     
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    lilg_06 Regular member

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    I want to install the 478 cpu in a desktop, its a 100% standard p4 desktop processor, I dont want it installed in a desktop permanently, just for a short period of time to test a motherboard.
     
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    abuzar1 Active member

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    Try twisting it a bit.
     
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    You can separate it, but you won't be able to use either the CPU or the heatsink again because you can't then remove the thermal epoxy.
     
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    lilg_06 Regular member

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    Okay, thanks for all that tried to help, I will just leave it as it is, dont want to damage anything.
     

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