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Getting Thermal goop off
04-20-2012, 05:05 PM,
#1
Getting Thermal goop off
So lately my CPU fan has been ramping up. I tried taking the monstrous Silver Arrow off but it wouldn't budge one bit. And I was afraid if I wiggled it the heatsink would knock the MOSFET sinks off. So far my idea is that the paste has become glue and crusted after a year. Anyone have an idea on how to get it off? Take it off while the heatsink is still hot after shutdown? Or use a blow dryer?
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04-20-2012, 06:32 PM,
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RE: Getting Thermal goop off
What thermal paste did you use?
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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04-21-2012, 12:54 PM,
#3
RE: Getting Thermal goop off
I was using an old paste that didn't come with the Silver Arrow. Probably some PK-1 or something like that.
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04-21-2012, 02:24 PM,
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RE: Getting Thermal goop off
That would explain, most thermal pastes expire after many years.

I'd try getting it off shortly after shutdown. Make sure to lay your case on its side, so that you don't stress the motherboard while removing the heatsink.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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04-21-2012, 05:59 PM,
#5
RE: Getting Thermal goop off
Well this is a serious problem.
I tried using a blow dryer, removing it immediately after running prime95 for 4 hours and shutting it down, and even trying to pry it off with a flathead screwdriver.
Nothing seems to work for me.
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04-21-2012, 06:13 PM,
#6
RE: Getting Thermal goop off
Can you access the CPU lever? If yes, remove the heatsink with the CPU attached to it. Then blow the hairdryer on it for a few minutes and try to remove it, wiggling it, using a flathead screwdriver.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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04-21-2012, 07:17 PM,
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RE: Getting Thermal goop off
If no, I can reach the CPU release lever, but I cant pull up the metal flap because the heatpipes block the way. Will try to send a picture tomorrow because my camera is being copper plated.
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