Removing Scythe Kamakaze

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Vegita
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Removing Scythe Kamakaze

Post by Vegita » Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:09 pm

I'm thinking about getting this HSF for my 2600+ since I don't think a Zalman 7000A will fit.

Since the Kamakaze is HEAVY (690g), should I remove it when I "move" my computer?

If so, is it easy to remove the HSF?

Thanks

Winston
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Post by Winston » Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:09 pm

You should always remove such a heavyweight HSF before moving the computer. That's my advice. Can't tell you wether this particular HSF is easy or hard to mount/dismount tho.
Jan Erik Nicolaysen (aka Winston)

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Post by Vegita » Mon Dec 15, 2003 5:28 pm

What's the normal procedure for removing a HSF? I'm guessing you don't have to reapply thermal paste each time?

Could anyone who owns the Kamakaze provide some insight on how easy it is to dismount when moving the computer?

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Post by mrzed » Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:29 pm

You really should reapply thermal paste every time.

That said, I have replaced a HSF without doing it myself. Temps might have gone up 1-2 celcius, more than the margin of error, I imagine. I watched temps carefully, ran prime 95 etc.

I don't recommend trying that. Just do a nice job cleaning with 90% or better alcohol or acetone and a lint free cloth. I actually use coffee filters (unbleached) because they are cheap and lint free, always grab one from the centre of the stack else it will have dust on it.

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