How do I remove a chipset cover?

How do you open a chipset heatsink?

Remove the old heatsink. Use gentle pressure to slightly twist the heatsink back and forth on top of the chipset. When the thermal compound is warm enough, it loosens and the heatsink comes off.

Where is the chipset heatsink?

A chipset heatsink is a device installed inside of a computer that is intended to keep part of the chipset on a computer's motherboard cool and protect it from damage due to overheating.

What do heat sinks do on a motherboard?

A motherboard heatsink is secured to the top of a chip, providing an efficient path for heat to escape, first into the heatsink, then from the heatsink into the environment. Heatsinks are designed to move heat away from a computer's central processing unit.

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