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so i wanted to reapply my thermal grease today, but when i want to take off my cpu heatsink off from the processor, the processor came with it (fused, glued or something) while the socket lock status is still down (locked?). it didn't took much force to take it off from the heatsink, i succesfully put everything back on with new thermal grease applied. 

 

then i looked it up on internet, it said that i may break the processor pins if i pull the processor while the socket lock is still down (locked)? is it true? my pc is fine when i turned it back on tho after reapplied the new thermal grease.

 

-Ryzen 3 3200g with ryzen 7 wraith  cooler

-asus a320m prime

 

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3 minutes ago, Syah623 said:

so i wanted to reapply my thermal grease today, but when i want to take off my cpu heatsink off from the processor, the processor came with it (fused, glued or something) while the socket lock status is still down (locked?). it didn't took much force to take it off from the heatsink, i succesfully put everything back on with new thermal grease applied. 

 

then i looked it up on internet, it said that i may break the processor pins if i pull the processor while the socket lock is still down (locked)? is it true? my pc is fine when i turned it back on tho after reapplied the new thermal grease.

 

-Ryzen 3 3200g with ryzen 7 wraith  cooler

-asus a320m prime

 

You might have just got lucky, I had a similar experience where i didnt place my cpu in the slot completely correct and closed the clamp on it which broke a pin, if the cpu's pins look fine and everything works after some stress tests, should be fine, just keep an eye out

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20 minutes ago, Syah623 said:

so i wanted to reapply my thermal grease today, but when i want to take off my cpu heatsink off from the processor, the processor came with it (fused, glued or something) while the socket lock status is still down (locked?). it didn't took much force to take it off from the heatsink, i succesfully put everything back on with new thermal grease applied. 

 

then i looked it up on internet, it said that i may break the processor pins if i pull the processor while the socket lock is still down (locked)? is it true? my pc is fine when i turned it back on tho after reapplied the new thermal grease.

 

-Ryzen 3 3200g with ryzen 7 wraith  cooler

-asus a320m prime

 

a question :  why did you decide to reapply thermal paste ? working temperature was oddly high or performance of cpu was down ? if either of these are not present better not to touch at all. 

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I've never seen a pin being pulled out from the cpu, I doubt the clamping force of the pinhole is that strong.

But one should be more careful if the cpu was pulled out in an angle, bending pins.

 

And no, not fused, glued you you could say I suppose, the suctionforce of the paste was stronger then the clamping strength of the socket.

 

Often you can mitigate it by turning the cooler and moving it slightly over the processor before pulling it out, but I've seen it happen that even after that it can still happen with PGA-type CPU's.

 

I would say always pull the cooler up straight from the socket, so even if it happens, it will keep the pins straight(er).

 

CPU should be fine if everything works, you can always do a little Prime95 or heavy gaming or something... but should be allright 🙂

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It is best to do a little wiggle witht the heatsink before you pull it off. What happened to me a couple of times is that the CPU was stuck to the heatsink and it fell off after I pulled it out of the socket and it fell down on the mobo and bent their pins. Luckily though I managed to bend them back on both CPU. Just do a careful little twist back and forth but not with too much force and it should come loose.

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It's most probably ok cuz cpu can do without a couple pins (in case they were broken that i doubt) but yeah, it's best to do a little wiggle on parts that are connected though a compound you suspect dried out

Futureproof your builds and try not to fry anything

 

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