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is cpu socket frame removable?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Timdog, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. Timdog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,396

    Location: Belfast

    k just bought upgrade, including an ASRock 939A8X-M and a zalman 7000b cu. basically the mobo has a big frame round the cpu socket which i think can b taken off (will try to get a photo up). has any1 else had this problem? all i want to kno is wots the best way to take it off

    thnx in advance
  2. ns400r


    Joined: 23 Apr 2004

    Posts: 3,580

    Location: UK, Near the middle......

    Squeeze the 4 pins from the underside of the motherboard while gently pulling.
  3. loltim


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,605

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    You mean the CPU retention bracket? Yes, it is removeable. Mine was 2 push pin type thingys:p and the back plate is stuck on with some sort of strong sticky pad, that levers off too.
  4. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,424

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    be very carefull, u dont want to knock anything from the board. as ns400r said, pull gently
  5. _PD_


    Joined: 30 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,904

    Location: 16,000ft

    Warm it with a hairdryer (softens the glue) and then carefully work it free.
  6. Arcane


    Joined: 19 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,888

    Location: Ealing, London

    I used the Hairdryer/credit card combo.