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How do i remove my stock cpu cooler?

hp pavilion 550-047c
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Im looking to add new thermal paste and replace the old one but not sure how to remove the stock cpu cooler. 


The cpu cooler is called Cooler Master 644724-001.

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How do i remove my stock cpu cooler?

Hello @rileyd2,


Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! The forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!


I read your post about the CPU issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that you are looking for instructions on removing the CPU fan.


Try reviewing the following resources, and let me know if the information helps:

How to remove a computer CPU fan

How to install a new CPU cooler – step by step

(These are not HP supported Web sites).


Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks!


Have a great day!

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