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    Lightbulb CPU stuck under FAN

    hello. I was taking my MB out so i can RMA it. when i took off the CPU fan the actual CPU was stuck under the FAN (coolermaster Aero 4 Lite), the lilttle handle on the MB that lifts so the CPU pins can go in place was locked down but the CPU came right out... Is that a common prob? The REAL PROB is, i tried to take off the CPU but its on there really good. Any1 every encounter this? Any1 know a way to take it off carefully without damaging my p4 CPU :/

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    Lightbulb

    YEs, i was able to twist it off with some force... There is some type of Thermal Paste on the CPU and FAN. How do i properly clean it out?

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    alcohol & cotton swabs is the best way.

    go down to your local electorics /pc store & buy something called Artic Silver.

    right now AS-5 is the most current.

    apply a little to the center of you cpu before reinstalling the heat sink & fan.

    "A LITTLE" not alot. just enuff to cover the entire cpu
    surface when the HSF is compressed onto it.

    without "gobs" squishing out when ur done.

    To be "Old & Wise, you 1st must be Young & Stupid"

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    cool thx alot, they have as-5 at frys... I cleaned the CPU/HSF with the ach/cot, worked great.

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