I fucked up. Long story short, I pulled cpu cooler off of my motherboard, but the processor held on to it. What I want to do is have the processor and heatsink back on the board, but the heatsink is preventing me from having a good enough view to line up the pins correctly. What do I do, /g/? I tried pulling the processor off the cooler, its on too tight, and I tried using floss as well to no avail. I apologize for the terrible pic and if this issue belongs somewhere else.
Pretty much just heat it up a tiny bit and slide it off instead of prying.
Then redo the thermal compound.
If it's thermal adhesive though your fucked have to use chemicals and they generally will melt the processor.
Also it looks like a vishera FX series.
Just go to fucking home depot or ace hardware and get a plastic putty knife and be gentle as fuck scraping it off so it doesn't fly across the room.
>the heatsink is preventing me from having a good enough view to line up the pins correctly
how can you even have this problem
the socket is keyed
you can't put it in wrong
This happens all the time with AMD's sockets when thermal compound dries and terms to cement.
You just have to keep trying to twist it until it breaks free. Do not scrape at it with anything. Don't use any sort of penetrating oil. Don't try to grab the CPU package with pliers.
OK here's what you do. You stick it in the microwave face up and set it to defrost for two minutes. The defrost setting will keep it from frying the processor and the heat will loosen the thermal paste. Once it's done pry it apart. ??? PROFIT!!!
Its just light tension on the pins. If the socket held on to them any tighter you'd be lightly to rip a pin off of the CPU instead of just pulling the CPU out of the socket.
Happens everytime with my FX8350.
You can try this.
stop having baby grips you sissy faggot.
Yeah, it is really dumb, you can even pull the CPU without disabling the lock, it happens all the times when trying to remove the cooler.
First time is always scary as fuck, try to picture it, you are trying to pull off the cooler like you've done with a tons of cpus before but this times shit comes together with the cpu stick on it, the first thought that comes to you mind is "fuck"
Shiet nigga, I feel you.
Holt it at an angle, and drip some Articlean 1 down the side. You can try goo gone, but I've heard that it'll ironically leave goo behind when it dries. Rubbing alcohol doesn't really work since it doesn't really break down the thermal paste. And try to slide it, especially into some Articlean 1 or rubbing alcohol. Don't pry.
LGA doesn't have any benefits other than a more easily damaged socket.
The pins on a PGA-ZIF socket are really fucking hard to bend or even snap off unless you try really hard to fuck it up. You can't bend a whole row of pins with just your fingers, you have to bend them one or two at a time.
Fuck, i've even butterfingers'd an Athlon II and dropped it on the floor and it was fine. One or two bent pins, nudged them back into place with a needle and it ran like a champ.
I could maybe see problems in the future when they have to have >1K pins on a chip, but for now they have a smaller socket with a comparable amount of pins on it vs Intel's LGA setup, and it's tougher to boot.
Something plastic won't damage it, as long as you don't slip or send it flying
You can also try rotating it off by putting pressure on the corners, but be careful not to slip and press on the pins
What benefit does LGA have then?
You can't damage a PGA socket unless you really ream on it with a hammer.
LGA can be damaged just by dropping the fucking CPU itself into it wrong.
PGA pins, as I fucking pointed out, are much harder to bend, and are easily user-serviceable as long as you aren't michael j fox or a retard.
are you really this fucking retarded?
they still do LGA for opterons. i think they stuck with PGA for desktop for compatibility reasons. the number of pins has stayed almost the same since socket 939 in the early 2000s.
it was a neat idea at the time, but it's kinda stupid now. i hope K12/Zen are LGA