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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 1999

    How do I remove OEM heatsink?

    I want to put Global Win VEK12 on to my old Dell OEM PII300mhz.
    I need to remove the OEM heat sink(big gold colored).
    It looks like the heatsink is screwed down with 4 tiny screws.
    Is it safe to remove them?

  2. #2
    Sterling_Aug Guest
    Sure is ok to remove them, may people do but you will be voiding the warrenty if you do.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Yep, it's what i did too.
    You need a special screwdriver for this
    though. Also, you need to twist the screws
    a little to get them loose.

    Good luck

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    It is safe to remove them but...those suckers that are screwed in there are on there pretty you would need a lot of TWISTING power. you would need a 1.5 Allen Wrench and also a plier to twist get those bastards out.... Also becareful not to stick your tool into the nail too deep otherwise it might damage the CPU itself.
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  5. #5
    Sterling_Aug Guest
    Dink: What model CPU did you work on?

    My newer "retail" PII-450 used TorX bit screws to hold the heatsink on and not Allen Head screws. I need a T8 TorX bit to get mine out.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Manila, Philippines
    After all is said and done just remember to twist the old heatsink out. Don't pull it or push it or try to pry it out with a screwdriver or anything... just a gentle twist of the wrist!
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