I'm having trouble removing a cpu heatsink =(

kincade

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Hey all, I was wondering if anyone may be able to help me out. Ive been searching google and whatnot but I can only seem to find installation instructions for this certain cpu hsf. I believe its the coolermaster DP5-6H51, or very similar, as the brackets that hold it down are the exact same. Here are some pictures of them. Its an older socket 370 celeron cpu.
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Anyways, I unscrewed the fan and took it off and that gave me a little more room to work with. The only thing is the case is very small and cramped. I can push down on the silver brackets that are clipped onto the cpu socket with a flat head screwdriver, but have no way to really pull them out after. Is there a special tool to use? How exactly do you unclip these?

Anyways the reason im trying to replace this is because this one had died, so yeah, if theres any advice you guys could give me that would be great, and thanks in advance!
 
I hate this type of mounting clip. They are frankly a pain in the butt. Not quite sure how to describe it through text. But I usually push down with a flat blade screw driver on the clip, and try to torque at an angle so the clip pushes down, then pulls out away from the socket.

I have found though, after doing it a few times, the harder I tried the more grief the clips gave me. When I stopped pushing super hard, things got easier. ;) Careful though, to much force could damage the CPU under the HSF, or you could slip and fling your screw driver into a component on the motherboard.
 
Put the screwdriver down into the clip, push down and pry the screwdriver back. This will pull the clip away from the socket, once the clip is clear of the socket, slowly release the downward pressure on the screwdriver go allowing the clip to come up past the socket.
 

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Thank you both for the info, and yeah these clips are annoying haha, Ill surely give that a try in the morning though, about to go to sleep. Ill be careful, and Ill post here with what happens. Thanks again.
 

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no idea, i didn't even know there was a socket 360 lol! i have a old 733mhz celeron or something in a mobo downstairs... yep i think its actually prolly the same cooler anywho i cbf taking it off lol but i remember sometime this year me and dad got it off... eventually.

133mhz RAM sucks btw for some reason i couldn't actually get it in the slot -.-'
 

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Sweet, got it in about 5 seconds doing this, thanks