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Old 4th August, 2006, 06:25 AM
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9u1697 GLI passive heatsink removal. Has anyone tried?

I receive my ep-9u1697 today from zipzoomfly and this version only had the passive cooled NB heatsink and the 6-channel ACL655 audio.

Has anyone tried removing the NB cooler? i think its glued. Any ideas on how to remove it.<!-- <br />
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Old 4th August, 2006, 07:41 AM
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I bet it'll be OK if you leave it alone. I seem to remember hearing that chipset had a much lower power density. If it's the epoxy-ish glue instead of a thermal pad then you'll end up with plenty enough mess trying to clean it up.

Here's something you can try - take four nuts, or any other generic "spacer", and glue them to an appropriately sized fan. Then glue them to the HS. Presto - active cooling - much cheaper than buying a chipset HSF and more effective than passive.
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I took the passive HS off my board when I had it. It was pretty easy to remove. I think it is easiest to warm it up first, so if you use your computer for a while before taking it off it will be fine. The HS does get remarkaby hot; I am suprised they managed to get away with passive cooling, as it must run at 80+ degrees.
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thanks, i just removed it.

the material is not thermal epoxy it is more of a thermal tape. it was pretty easy to pry off.
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Its acrylic tape - still conducive to being warm for removal. Not great for thermal condusctivity and through dissipation - this should give a clue to the low necessity for chipset cooling under normal conditions as an entry level solution.
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