Can't remove southbridge heatsink on Asus P5Q Deluxe

Apr 21, 2018
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Hi

I'm building a 2007-ish computer and just bought this board. I want to apply fresh thermal paste to the north- and southbridge, but I can't remove the heatsink on the southbridge. I have loosened the two plastic screws so that's not the problem.
Am I supposed to remove this? Is it because of old dry thermal paste or is it simply not possible to remove?

Video illustrating my problem: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CkHLwJawsJAXMuhXlSnQWG8F5GlKKz23/view?usp=sharing
 

Karadjgne

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The SB uses thermal tape/pad that's self adhesive, not paste. The only thing that's really ever been modded for that heatsink is the inclusion of something like a 20-40mm micro fan, and thats only in cases where that particular heatsink for some reason is being overworked.
 

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