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  1. #1
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    I bought a blue orb for my Geforce but the damn stock fan is glued to the chip so how the H-E-double hockey sticks can I get it off?????? Please advise.
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    Well there's two ways that I know of. One is to run something that will get it really hot, then quickly pull out the card and gently twist on the HS, this works -sometimes-. The other is the freezer method. Take your card and put it in a plastic bag and stick it in the freezer until it's really cold you can then apply very gentle pressure to the HS and pry it off. Either way be careful. I'd like to hear other suggestions also.

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    Cool

    Outside of there being nothing between the chip and the heatsink on the video card, Zwolf told you of the only two methods I know of......BE VERY CAREFUL!!!

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    Well, since I'm still waiting on AMD to send me my damn RMA'ed CPU it looks like the feezer method for me! So gently huh? I have it in the ole' icebox now... any other tips for the icebox removel? Is there gonna be gunk on the chip? If so what household goodies do I use to clean it with?? Can I slap a little Artic silver II on that badboy?
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    I would guess that the glue would be some kind of thermal epoxy. Maybe fingernail polish remover? I'd try a small amount on a Q-tip and seehow it goes. I think I'd try a little Isopropyl first though. And yes use some AS before you install the Blorb.

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    Isopropyl?? Sounds like a creature in Baldur's gate!! Is that rubbing alchohol? : )
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    Cool

    Yes it is by all means, use Artic Silver, but just like on the CPU a little goes along way.

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    Yup, plain old rubbing alcohol

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    So did it work? I think i may be doing the same mod to my Creative Annihilator 2 GTS soon.

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    Yuppers! But Here's 2 pieces of additinal info. I chipped my mobo while doing it, but I ran Mark2001 and everything works fine. After chipping it using a screwdriver I used a pair of large channel locks instead. I grabbed the fan and twisted and poof no more stock heatsink!

    I used finger nail polish remover instead of alcholol, it was lemon scented, so I have a fresh smelling video card and that's very important to me! HEHEHE

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    i saw on www.icrontic.com they used a knife and cut it off, but doing so after running 3dmark sounds like the best idea.
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    There is one more method you could do. This is the way I took my stock fan off my Visiontek gf2ti. If you have around the house a hair dryer (ask mom, girlfriend, live in room mate) about 1500 watts is good. Hold dryer @ 8 inches away from heatsink warm heatsink. Make sure you only direct heat towards heatsink after about 40 seconds try twisting or prying off with small screwdriver.
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    This site might help, worth a look see.
    http://users.rcn.com/chinmonster/
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    Originally posted by Spaceman52
    This site might help, worth a look see.
    http://users.rcn.com/chinmonster/
    Space
    thats an good technique if youve got the clearance, unfortunatly, a motherboard chipset is often cluttered with a bunch of other things. clearance is a rare thing on mobo chipsets. I like the hair dryer method... and i plan to try it soon.
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