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What do you guys think if I remove the Intel CPU top and make the waterblock directly touch the CPU core?
Will it damage the CPU?
post #2 of 10
You'll most likely damage the processor it's self in the process of taking off the heat spreader.
     
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by epicpie View Post
you'll most likely damage the processor it's self in the process of taking off the heat spreader.
+1
post #4 of 10
Whoa .. Why would you do that
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Whoa .. Why would you do that
Boredom → crazy ideas
post #6 of 10
Sounds like a very very bad idea to me.
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i have wondered about that,but in a slightly different angle.

There is a device called a cold finger,like a pinhead point that can chill down to -14c.

Of course i thought using it over the total contact area of a heatspreader would waste the cooling power,so would removing the heatspreader allow the core to receive the full capability of the cold finger?
answer: dont bother
too much work for too little gain,and a huge chance of ruining the core.
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post #8 of 10
Well it has been done but it also depends on the CPU itself. Some of the CPUs have the heatspreader soldered to the cores, so when you try to separate the two, the CPU will break.
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post #9 of 10
i7 CPUs have the IHS soldered to the die.

It "can" be removed, you can even find instructions and youtube videos for it.

There are even people who have sanded all the way through the IHS to get to the die for direct cooling.

The question boils down to whether the risk is worth the potential gain.
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post #10 of 10
If it is a processor that has an easily removable IHS, then yes, by all means try it. On the other hand, I would not take the chance of damaging a processor on whicht the integrated heatsink is difficult to remove.
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