View Full Version : Need help removing and replacing the stock hsf on bfg 6800gt

12-24-05, 09:10 PM
I've got the BFG 6800gt with the copper heat pipe cooler shown here:


Does anyone know how to remove this copper panel so I can get to the heatsink inside it to clean it out? I haven't seen any guides on doing this, unless I just remove the entire heatsink altogether. This raises another question, if I removed this heatsink, would I need to scrape off the pads that attach from the copper plate to the ram, or can the pads be used more than once?


edit: ram correction

12-25-05, 02:11 PM
Do a Forum "Search" in here.
There is a post on how to do this. :) (xmassign)

12-27-05, 09:53 AM
Well basically I just want to clean it out, not remove or replace it. I can't find anything that just says how to remove the panel without removing the whole heatsink.

12-27-05, 08:56 PM
You can use a can of compressed air. Just hold the fans while you blow it out so they don't spin. Also try not to blow any dust into the back of the fans.

12-28-05, 10:17 AM
Right, be sure to restrict the fan blade movement.

Don't want to spin the thing too fast or at an odd angle.

Of course you turn off the computer while you do this...