Question suggestions on how to separate a heatsink from an nvme drive

mrjayviper

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from the reviews I've read, the heatsink for this Patriot card is very hard to remove.

I'm thinking:
  • a razor to "slice" off the heatsink from the thermal pad
  • or a heatgun to "soften" up the pad and then maybe a razor
suggestions/thoughts? thanks

PS: I want to use the nvme heatsinks that comes with my Gigabyte aorus extreme motherboard
 

aigomorla

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dont... just use the stock one as if you remove that heatsink, you can risk ripping the IC's and may also void your warrenty.
 

bigboxes

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from the reviews I've read, the heatsink for this Patriot card is very hard to remove.

I'm thinking:
  • a razor to "slice" off the heatsink from the thermal pad
  • or a heatgun to "soften" up the pad and then maybe a razor
suggestions/thoughts? thanks

PS: I want to use the nvme heatsinks that comes with my Gigabyte aorus extreme motherboard
I put a heatsink on my Sabrent 2TB. I had to peel off a label. Totally worth it. Reduced temps by 10°. Do you have a link to your drive?
 

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