Changing motherboard - safe way to remove heatsink?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Michael Mason, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. I goofed while building a system on the weekend and realized this morning
    that the Asus board I used does not have RAID functionality. I'm picking
    up a new board shortly and will "do the transplant" when I get home.

    Given the way you attach the socket 775 heatsink to a motherboard, what is
    the quickest and safest way to remove it so it can be used again? On
    tomshardware I did see that when they tested the new socket 775 processors
    they did mention that the processors could easily survive a "few changes"
    without damage. So that must mean that they've built the system and then
    took the heatsink off and put it back after removing and replacing the
    processor... so it can be done.

    Any quick tips to make sure I don't mess up the motherboard or the
    heatsink pins will be greatly appreciated.

    Michael Mason, Sep 26, 2005
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    bogus Guest

    My ASUS manual had steps for removing/reinstalling CPU/heatsink. Did
    you check the manual for help :).
    bogus, Sep 26, 2005
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  3. NO. Perhaps I will go do that now. <sheepish grin>

    Michael Mason, Sep 26, 2005
  4. I can't seem to find such steps in neither of the P5P800 or the P5GD1

    Michael Mason, Sep 26, 2005
  5. There was nothing to find on the Asus site but the Intel site was helpful.
    Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    Michael Mason, Sep 26, 2005
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    VictorDog Guest

    P5GD1 manual page 2-6

    VictorDog, Sep 27, 2005
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