How To Remove The Heatsink From The CPU

How To Remove The Heatsink From The CPU
How To Remove The Heatsink From The CPU

Are you a PC gamer? Do you think your CPU is running too hot? You might need to remove the heatsink from the processor.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert or just starting; it’s always important to know how to take care of your PC. 

Many people don’t realize that the heatsink is not a permanent part of the CPU. It can be removed and replaced with ease, so we’ll show you exactly how!

Here Are Few Steps How To Remove The Heatsink From The CPU?

In this blog post, I will provide you with a step-by-step guide to remove your heatsink from the CPU.

Step 1:

First of all, to remove the heatsink from the CPU, you need to turn off your PC and unplug it through its power cord. The easiest way is to set it aside as well. You can still work on other things while you are removing the heatsink from the CPU.

Step 2:

Now, you need to open up and unwrap the thermal paste that is covering your chip. How are you going to do this? Well, one great way of doing it easily is by using a credit card or even a plastic card.

Step 3:

Now that you have removed the thermal paste off your chip, it is time to clean it. After you are done cleaning it, make sure that the surface of your chip is dried by using cotton or even a soft cloth. How

Step 4:

Once you are done with step 3, it is time to apply a new thermal paste to your chip.

Step 5:

After checking if there’s thermal paste leftover from the chip, you need to remove as much thermal paste left on top of your chip.

Step 6:

Now you need to align the heatsink base with your chip and then push down slightly on it so that the heatsink would cover your chip. Make sure that there are no thermal paste covers on your chip.

Step 7:

Now that you have the heatsink attached to your chip, it is time that you place a fan on top of it for it to help cool down the system. Ensure that the fan is correctly aligned with the heatsink that you have placed on top of your chip.

Step 8:

Now that we are attaching the fan to our heatsink, it’s time to reassemble or put back our PC components inside it. But, again, ensure that you are careful about removing and adding some of the system components not to damage them.

Step 9:

So, what’s next after we put back all of our PC components inside our PC case? Well, after you put back all of our PC components inside the PC case, it is time that we connect the power cables to our PSU and then turn on our PC.

Step 10:

Now that you have powered up your PC, it is time that we check if everything is working fine or not, so go ahead and turn on your PC.

Step 11:

After you have turned on what you have inside your PC, it is time that we check if the heatsink that we attached to our chip is working fine or not, so go ahead and open up the case of your PC and check if it is indeed working fine.

Conclusion

So that is how to remove the heatsink from the CPU. As you can see, it isn’t hard to remove and attach a heatsink on top of your chip. I hope this guide helps you.

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I am a computer science graduate, and I love to play games. As an offline and online marketplace seller of computer hardware, I have the opportunity to help people make informed decisions about what they can use for their needs.