[SOLVED] Removing stock AM4 cooler from Ryzen 5 5600x

michael Q

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So i've seen a few horror stories of trying to remove the cooler and ripping the cpu out with it, i took some thermal paste off it accidently when i installed it a few days ago so its running a bit hot and to fix this i've ordered a replacement improved cpu cooler and thermal paste but im a bit worried about removing the stock cooler so im wondering if theres a particular way to safely remove the cooler without ripping the cpu out with it, although im hoping it will be easy to remove since its only been installed like 4 days with most of the thermal paste likely not on it
 

Bassman999

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I dont think you will have any issues removing it.
Twist is a little before pulling straight up if you are nervous aafter removing mounting hardware. If it spins easy it should be fine to pull it up and out.
 

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