I have a Phenom II 965 Black Edition. Those come with Fans with Thermal paste pre-applied. So I always just put it on without thinking much about it.
However, when I bought it, it was a fast shot because my old PC died. So I bought a really cheap MoBo which I am not happy with right now. I want to buy a new MoBo that supports my current CPU as well as FX CPU's.
When I wanted to change my dual core that I had on this board before I bought my current Quadcore, I ripped the whole CPU out while the handle was still down. I got lucky and no Pins where bended or even ripped off, which would have ruined the whole motherboard. Reason is, that the Thermal Paste kinda melts the CPU and the Heatsink together. This type of problem is something you can read all over the Internet.
If I exchange the MoBo, I need to get the CPU out in a way that does not damage it and put it on the new MoBo. But, I also need to get the Heatsink off.
What can I do in this case to first get the Fan off my CPU without damaging anything if it is that tight again?