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Heat sink glued to cpu on GX270

I have a new motherboard and would like to install the cpu from my old board. The cpu is however glued to the heatsink and I can't get the cpu off of the heat sink. I don't want to install the cpu with the heatsink attached because I may damage the cpu.

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If u say this unit is a dell , well u have to deal with dell or a expirence pc technician. dell is not fond of people working on there units so there system is made with there repair and manufacturing process in mind. its probably better to send the unit back to dell and pay them for the replacement. trying this yourself u risk damaging the system as a whole. remember the cpu is the heart of the computer.

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You can use a straight-edged razor to remove the CPU without actually hurting the CPU. I would also make sure to clean of any dried thermal compound residue to avoid making the CPU absorb more heat on your new board. Just make sure that when you do remove the heatsink from the CPU, you are extra careful to not bend any of the CPU pins.

And when you place the CPU in the new board, remeber to apply a thick coat of thermal compound to ensure that the CPU remains cool.

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