Reinstalling Processor chip

December 17, 2005 at 16:48:13
Specs: XP W/SP2, AMD 64/ ?

After misunderstanding a reply to a previous post, I accidentally removed my AMD 64 chip from the motherboard. It was in Foxcom(foxconn)socket 939. Is there a safe way for a semi-novice to reinsert this chip into the socket? The cooling unit (glued to the top of the chip) prevents accurate placement with confidence. There must be a trick to it since the holes do not appear to be open unless the hinge plate is lifted. Once it is lifted the cooling unit prevents it from being inserted. Thanks for any help provided or links given.

AJ


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#1
December 17, 2005 at 17:17:52

Not exactly sure what you mean by "GLUED".

Unless this is some new method of placing a heatsink on a chip, I think you may be mistaken. The chip and the heat sink are mated with a heat transfer paste that remains fairly plyable. This being the case, they should separate with some gentle pressure.. careful not to bend the pins. Insert the cpu and clamp it down. Smear the grease evenly on the top of the chip and place the heat sink back into position.


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#2
December 17, 2005 at 17:51:57

How do you accidentally remove a CPU?

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#3
December 17, 2005 at 18:19:26

http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_remove_heatsink/index.html.html This website may be what your asking.I have did it before it was like the cpu paste had turned to a solid porcelain.My way was different but,I lucked my way through it by pretending I was removing a thermostat cover on a car. Use as thin and wide of screwdriver as you can but,no hammer.Still check out website.

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#4
December 17, 2005 at 18:22:05

I would like to know your answer to response2 ,just out of pure morbid curiosity.

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#5
December 18, 2005 at 00:08:22

The previous reply that I misunderstood told me to remove everything from the motherboard including cards and fans, but said not to remove processor, the person thought something was bit locked. I did not know the cooling unit was attached to the processor I thought it was "just another fan". There are four in the case not counting the power supply. I unclipped it and gave a gentle pull and it came right out. I had looked for the AMD logo but did not see it. I will check out the link, thanks all for the help.

AJ


P.S. hope this didn't double post


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#6
December 18, 2005 at 07:04:28

What is the "Grease" that blackbill is talking about? Must but something special

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#7
December 18, 2005 at 07:20:25

Never mind on number 6, found it. Now need to find a local store that carries it.

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#8
December 18, 2005 at 07:20:52

Thermal compound.

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#9
December 18, 2005 at 08:15:45

Remember you use a limited amount of thermal compound.The size of a grain of rice or less spread thinly.Followup to GX1 man response 8 http://compreviews.about.com/od/tutorials/ss/DIYCPU.htm

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#10
January 2, 2006 at 11:41:22

Hello all
Thanks for help, With work schedule took a while to get thermal compund. I used it installed chip and heatsink. System worked great for two days. We had storms last night and for safety sake sytem was shut down and unplugged. Now I am again back to my flashing power button post. Dont worry I am not removeing the chip and sink again. But I do need assistance on this issue again. Thanks for all help again.

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