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Xbox 360 GPU Heat Sink Replacement

GPU heat sink replacement.

  • Auteur: Walter Galan
  • Geschatte tijd: 1 - 3 uren
  • Moeilijkheid: Moeilijk

Use this guide to remove your Xbox 360's GPU heat sink. Before reinstalling the heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste.

Secties

Stap 1 GPU Heat Sink  ¶ 

Insert the tip of a small flathead screwdriver between the X clamp and its retaining post on the heat sink.

Stap 1 GPU Heat Sink  ¶ 

  • Insert the tip of a small flathead screwdriver between the X clamp and its retaining post on the heat sink.

  • Pry the X clamp away from its retaining post until it is lifted above the small groove cut into the retaining post.

Stap 2  ¶ 

Insert your screwdriver parallel to the motherboard between the X clamp and its retaining post. Twist the screwdriver to fully release the X clamp from its retaining post.

Stap 2  ¶ 

  • Insert your screwdriver parallel to the motherboard between the X clamp and its retaining post.

  • Twist the screwdriver to fully release the X clamp from its retaining post.

  • Repeat this process for all four corners of the X clamp.

  • When removing the last corner of the X clamp and holding the motherboard upside down, be sure to catch the GPU heat sink to avoid damage from it falling.

Stap 3  ¶ 

To reinstall the X clamp, first start by attaching two corners to the posts on the heat sink.

Stap 3  ¶ 

  • To reinstall the X clamp, first start by attaching two corners to the posts on the heat sink.

  • While holding the third arm of the X clamp down against the post attached to the heat sink, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry the X clamp away from the heat sink post.

  • As you pry, press down on the arm of the X clamp until you "walk" it down into the retaining groove cut into the post attached to the heat sink.

  • Repeat this process for the fourth arm of the X clamp.

Stap 4  ¶ 

Remove the GPU heat sink.

Stap 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the GPU heat sink.

  • Before reinstalling the GPU heat sink, be sure to apply a new layer of thermal paste.

  • If you need to mount the heat sink back onto the motherboard, we have a thermal paste guide that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.