[PLUG-TALK] Hardware: remove old cpu cooler with set thermal paste

Tomas Kuchta tomas.kuchta.lists at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 12:44:25 PST 2019

Can you release the CPU from the socket with the heatsink attached?

If you could remove both from the motherboard, it would probably give you
enough access to separate them or try to soften the old thermal compound
with isopropyl, ....


On Sun, Dec 1, 2019, 13:43 Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 1 Dec 2019, John Jason Jordan wrote:
> > The next Clinic will be December 15. As for the cooler, I might suggest
> > running it with a live distro on an optical disc or USB stick.
> John,
> Good to know the clinic date.
> I have knoppix on a USB flash drive. There's no monitor, keyboard, or other
> paripheral and the system is on it's side with gravity (and the set thermal
> paste) holding the fan from falling off.
> But, I'll try your suggestion of sticking the USB flash drive in and see if
> there's movement of the fan. I have a remote thermometer so I can tell when
> the cooler reaches 40C or so. I had thought of using the Slackware distro
> DVD but didn't know if it would work with the disk edge down. Forgot about
> the knoppix.
> Good idea.
> Thanks,
> Rich
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