How do I remove a CPU cooler without damaging the processor? | Ask an expert

You can easily avoid problems by running your PC for a bit before removing the cooler.
willis_lai@idg.comUninstalling a CPU cooler comes with risks—you can accidentally damage your CPU if you're not careful. In this video, Alaina explains how to remove one safely.

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Alaina Yee is PCWorld's resident bargain hunter—when she's not covering PC building, computer components, mini-PCs, and more, she's scouring for the best tech deals. Previously her work has appeared in PC Gamer, IGN, Maximum PC, and Official Xbox Magazine. You can find her on Twitter at @morphingball.

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