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    Reinstall cpu heatsink?

    Hey guys,


    I was wondering. Can you reinstall the cpu heatsink?


    My computer somehow a tiny screw went into the cpu and i couldn't get it out so i had to remove the heatsinks to remove it and now i can't put the heatsink back.....


    Biggest mistake ever....

    ps. How do you put back the heatsink in? Its so freaking hard.....
    Last edited by Sleepyk2; 12-20-2012 at 07:22 PM.

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    Re: Reinstall cpu heatsink?

    Depends what kind it is. Some will push in, some will twist in, some screw on. But they aren't meant to be permanent, if that's what you mean. As long as you didn't break it when you took it off, there's a way to get it back on!


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    Re: Reinstall cpu heatsink?

    yeah... i couldn't put it back in so i made my bro to do it, i dunno how he did it but it fitted in and working fine now....
    me so weak...lol

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    Re: Reinstall cpu heatsink?

    Just about all heatsinks are able to be put back unless you broke off the screws. Which heat sink is it? also if you removed it, you may need to reapply heatsink compound/thermal paste.


    edit: just so we can fast track this im gonna assume its an intel chip heatsink, go here How to Install a Modern Intel CPU Cooler with Push Pins - YouTube basically you gotta align the screws a certain way.

    edit 2: seems you got it fixed a minute before my post.
    Last edited by HardSide; 12-20-2012 at 08:30 PM.

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