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?
It is safe to remove them but...those suckers that are screwed in there are on there pretty good....so 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.