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Well i ran into a few problems in the past week or so while i was playing games, while i was playing WoW my computer started to lag for no reason at all and i was completely puzzled to why it was doing this when it hadn't before.

So in the past week i decided to take off my side pannel to remove some of the dust inside becuase it was preaty bad. And after i reconnected my computer up i was looking at the fans to make sure they were spinning and my CPU fan wasn't moving... it was kinda twitching in one spot. So i go to remove the fan and try to clean it a bit to see if dust and such was effecting it, and it wasn't, so i brought the fan to school to have our school techy to check the fan to see if it was actually good anymore and it wasn't. So today i went to buy a new fan and heatsink for my computer and when i went to remove the heatsink my CPU came off with it.

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/7362/moboandcpuissuech6.jpg
http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/4357/cpucloseuplx9.jpg
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/8751/cpucloseup2ii9.jpg

Those are a few pics of what it looks like... not sure exaclty if it will help or not.

I was wondering if it would be possible to remove the CPU from the heatsink without damaging it or should i just buy a new CPU. Thank you
 

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cool thanks, we i'll see if it works in the next half hour or so... and would you have any idea if my CPU might have fried from the fan not turning
 

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I would say that the MB would fry before the CPU, but this is only my opinion as I have only see the MB go before the CPU.
 

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Just a thought here, who put the heatsink on ?
I'm just wondering what compound was used, because if they used Thermal Adhesive then you will never get it off.
But in saying that it does look like arctic silver was used in which case slow and steady will win the day, resist the urge to push it more than it wants to go or you will risk the CPU, but if the above doesn't work and it's not Thermal Adhesive then you can buy specific cleaning solutions to remove these pastes and compounds, if you do need it or even want it for future use I suggest using >>>ArctiClean Thermal Material Remover and Surface Purifier<<< it's very good.
 

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it was the thermal paste/sheet or whatever the company's put on there heatsinks, it doesn't say what kind was used but i've finaly gotton it to budge but im not even really sure if it'll work or not...

i bought the CPU for a custom built computer from newegg.com, this isn't the EXACT model but its extremely close to what i have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103535
 

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well before i decide to install the CPU again with the new heatsink should i be worried about the CPU having very little dents around the edge of the top of the CPU from using the advice by cjessee with the link.
 

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I would suggest as long as you have an even coat across it you should be OK, just remember to keep an eye on your temp's for a while to be safe, speedfan can do this for you I believe, but haven't used it myself, hope this helps and good luck.
 
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