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    Installing a processor with heatsink attached?


    Okay, I'm in need of help...serious help. I was cleaning a friend's computer out and I somehow moved the cpu while cleaning it's fan. The processor is now out and I can't figure out how to get it back in.

    The problem is that the heatsink is attached to the processor. I can't put the processor in because the heat sink pushes the zif bar down before it even reaches the processor. Like I said I'm in need of desperate help, this is not my computer and I need to get it fixed in next few hours. What should I do?

    Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
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    i bet the reason the heatsink is attached is because of the thermal cream that they have in between the processor, maybe use some rubbing alcohol to remove it?
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    How did you manage to move the CPU !?
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    Thanks guys.

    I was really worried because I tried putting it in while the zif bar was down and I bent a bunch of pins. I put the pins back in place, and then used a hair dryer to loosen up the stuff and used a twisting motion to get it off. I tried pulling at first, but that didn't work. Anyways I got it all fixed in time and the computer works better than ever. It was overheating due to tons of dust.

    Again thanks a million.
    (and I have no idea how the cpu moved while I was cleaning it's fan, just happened no idea...)

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