broke a single corner pin off my P4 2.4

Karchiveur

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Alright sounds good, now the reason it broke is because the HS and cpu are "stuck" together, I have no idea how to pry it apart.. its stuck good, tried a blow dryer, that didn't work, it has that stock crappy aluminum film with some sort of black tar stuff as paste, no idea what to do, I tried to put in back on the mobo with it together and broke that pin.. any ideas??
 

rgreen83

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Try pushing the processor sideways off the heatsink, you shouldnt be able to hurt it that way. Just dont pull on it.
 

AkumaX

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3 pins broke off my p4 1.6a (bad USPS shipping :() so now i can only o/c it to 2.133ghz :(:(
 

Karchiveur

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its on thier solid! all my pressure on the side pushing sideways does nothing.... can I use solvents?
 

Duckzilla

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If I had a heatsink stubbornly stuck to a processor I'd get the trusty bUrnz-o-matic torch out and CAREFULLY apply heat to the heatsink. Melt that crap, show it who's boss. Then again, I probably wouldn't find myself in your situation.

Why are we yanking the CPU, anyway?
 

exar333

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put it in a freezer for an hour or 2...then the thermal compound will be very brittle, and u can break them apart safely...then u can remove the compound when it has thawed
 

govtcheez75

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Originally posted by: Karchiveur
can i use solvents?

what solvants are you speaking of? Use the highest percent rubbing alcohol you can find (90% or better). That stuff usually won't harm any electonic equipment, since it dries up almost instantaneously.
 

Lonyo

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Have you tried twisting the heatsink?

And as people have said, some pins on the CPU don't matter (ground ones), or you could try a piece of metal in the socket hole.
 

RichUK

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try putting it on the socket and then gets some adjustable grips and twist that mofo off .. probably a bit to much man handleing but could be used as a last resort :D
 

porkster

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you could try to put a pin of the same width into the socket that corresponds with the broken pin. Have the new pin slightly higher so that the pressure of the clamping down of the cpu, forces contact.

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Tarrant64

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can't you just throw the cpu back in, run like a cpu intensive program to heat it up and then try? At least that's what i've heard be recommended before...