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Boooo!! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

JK you're caution is understandable but you got my hopes up thinking that you were ballsy enough to give it a shot.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

Man...aint no way I'm trying to pry this IHS off the i5-2500k. I just cannot break this chip. If I had someone from here that's fryed their chip and its dead I'd love to test out my theory on that or have someone try and crack their IHS on a dead i5 before I try it on my working i5.

I tried to put some pressure on the IHS but it wouldn't budget. I couldn't get my razerblade under the IHS and cut the glue either...I relapped the IHS on the i5 and then put everything back together...wouldn't boot. Reset CMOS, nothing. I took it out of the socet and realized i bent a bottom pin...WOW never knew that pins were soo easy to bend. Fixed it and thank God it still works!

wheew. SO concerned when I hit the power button and it turned on then off again...uG!
Well you got it working again so all is well.
Kudos for trying though.
Here's an interesting method using heat to help pry it off:
http://youtu.be/X4TMCUAU-QQ

Don't try this at home, kids:D
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post #153 of 257
this sir!!!! has saved my life!!

for the past month now I have been battling with EVGA to get them to send me a card without the IHC. the ******* over there couldnt get it right 5 times!!!!!!! before I asked them if I could take it off myself, and they replied no.

I just received my card today and yet again they screwed me up. I fallowed the instructions and it worked like a charm. +10000000 my friend. thank you very much!
post #154 of 257
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LetterKilled View Post

this sir!!!! has saved my life!!
for the past month now I have been battling with EVGA to get them to send me a card without the IHC. the ******* over there couldnt get it right 5 times!!!!!!! before I asked them if I could take it off myself, and they replied no.
I just received my card today and yet again they screwed me up. I fallowed the instructions and it worked like a charm. +10000000 my friend. thank you very much!

Whats your before and after temps! Its always nice to hear of the great results from this mod
post #155 of 257
I was having temperature problems with my Palit GTX560Ti Sonic, I bought the Gelid Icy Vision thinking this would fix it...but to no avail.
Then I stumbled into this thread... I've remounted my cooler almost 10 times and consumed two syringes of high quality thermal paste..
I thought of removing the IHS as a last resort.

This morning I just did.

results....

MSI Kombuster

Before 100C and GPU downclock

After 73C

This with an ambient temp of 33C

Thanks.....
post #156 of 257
Hy guys. quick question: my card reaches 100 C degrees. is that normal? tongue.gif

I have a Leadtek GTX 560. with stock cooling used to go around 80-90 degrees C stock frequencies, no good since i had overclocking in my mind.

I opted for an Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo 2 as I read a lot of good reviews about this cooler.
Guess what..... now my temps go up to 100C routinely after 3-4minutes of skyrim.

Tried different configurations of fan's and varying the amount of thermal paste even created a custom backplate to help distribute the pressure, anything short of water cooling... the only way of keeping the card at decent temperatures is to cripple it with under clocking frown.gif

At this point I'm thinking that perhaps I damaged the card while fooling around with it, or over-tightened the retaining screws.
Overall the heatsink seems really cool to the touch while the gpu reports those ridiculous temps so I think it could be the Heat Spreader.

What do you guys think, is removing the IHS my only option?
post #157 of 257
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Yea, SC, you'll need to remove the IHS (heatspreader). My thinking, Once you try to actually remove the IHS, it will literally fall off. If you read some earlier posts, people experience the same deal with your really high temps, and its the glue thats seperated and thus the thermal paste between the die and IHS has dried up and separated.

Hopefully, don't quote me on this, but if you've got that aftermarket cooler, you might be able to use it direct die. That would give you the absolute lowest temps!

Just use my method of removal for the IHS. You should be able to get it off without too much of a problem!

Good luck! Take pics!
post #158 of 257
Woooohooo... Success...


Managed to remove the damn spreader... thermal paste inside was all dried up and brittle no wonder temps were going over 90.

Went out all naked with the Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo in direct contact with the die. Used Arctic silver Ceramique as TIM for it's electrical insulating properties, around 3 small drops only.
Temperature seems to settle around 60 degrees C under full load. That's a massive improvement not just a few degrees but a full 40C.

Overall I still think there's some room for improvement, if I use some tricks to better guide airflow and install all the ram and vrm heatsinks on the card.


Manny thanks Cakewalk_S. I guess if you wouldn't have started this thread many of us wouldn't ever have attempted to do this risky mod.

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post #159 of 257
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You should try mx2 or mx4. I've got a 35g tube of ceramique and for direct die Tim its too thick. You should only need a tiny dot too since the die is so much smaller. Just don't tighten it too much. I just realized on my laptop that my CPU die's are kinda crumpled on 1 edge. So be careful. Not too tight. It's find but it worries me. Lol
post #160 of 257
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Well my GTX 580 is starting to heat up more than normal. I've been folding on it constantly and its getting a good 5-8C hotter than just a few weeks ago. My idea is to redo the zipties along with removing the IHS on the 580. I need to cut away some of the PCB plate in order for the Antec 620 cooler to fit properly but it should be another successful mod.

I'll be doing the mod this weekend along with alot of pictures in which I'll update the original post to reflect a 580 as well.

My max while folding right now is around 60C @ 1.1V 880MHz core. Before it was 50-52C so I know somethin is up. My hope is to have the 580 folding again at the same clocks maxxing out at around 46-48C. So we'll see how well it works!
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