I’m setting up a small server for someone. I had them buy a cheap used Supermicro server on eBay.
I cracked it open yesterday and:
…is that heatsink installed sideways?
I couldn’t get it off. I unscrewed it and tried to pull it off, but the board was bending with no signs that the heatsink was letting go of the processor. I can see the LGA 1155 socket under there. I’ve never had to pull this hard to get a heatsink off before.
Was it somehow soldered/adhered on the wrong way at the factory? Can I get it off with a heat gun or some other method? Is that actually the right orientation? The fan literally just blows straight into a wall. The other heatsinks on the board are oriented the opposite way…
Apologies for 2 helpdesk posts today… I’ll try to repay the debt where I can.