Can I just slide it off the side if that happens?Give the cooler a gentle twist before lifting up and out. Doing it while warm is also a good suggestion. Yanking the CPU out of an AMD socket even when locked is easier than you might think. I did it once being careless when yanking a cooler after a post test. Luckily for me the CPU stayed stuck to the cooler and it didn't damage it.
Upgrading a motherboard when keeping the same CPU is not much of an upgrade. What exactly do you have now, what is your budget for the upgrades?So basically, I'm upgrading my pc. I'm starting by buying a new case and Mobo. So, when I take off my CPU, do I have to clean off the old thermal paste and put some new one on it? If yes, how?
I was going to buy a new CPU, but while I was at it, I wanted a new motherboard aswell, so I'm going to buy the motherboard first and wait a little to buy the new CPU and GPU and stuff.Upgrading a motherboard when keeping the same CPU is not much of an upgrade. What exactly do you have now, what is your budget for the upgrades?