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I removed my IHS on an AMD 3800 today following Crash's excellent removal video tutorial in the gallery..Glad I did it to, the very center of the core and IHS were not well covered and had cobweb like almost bare metal tendrils radiating from the center....I will be using a Stinger Wb on this.I test fitted it in the mobo..Tested the stock HSF on it, the ZLF cam seems to be a little high to get a flat fit..Should I shave it down a little or raise it around the edge of the CPU with something to level it out? I was thinking of using a little bead of RTV sealent or clear silicone, have both here close to hand...If I build it up some would it be benificial to coat the out laying capaciters with a light coat of di-electric grease to keep out dust and other contaiminents? Finally would I be better off with Cerminique it's not as conductive or just use AS5...Left a couple of pic's of the bare core the quality is lousy, but maybe you can see the poor TIM quaility I was speaking of... Thank's for any advise you can share with me...

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post #2 of 26
some people make shims. Stack up electrical tape to the height of the core is one way. I never used anything to shim. Just tighten evenly
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What people normally do, is to grind down some of the plastic of the socket (The bar which should say Socket 939)
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You shouldn't worry about breaking your core, it is rare that it happens.
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post #4 of 26
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Thanks for the responses...What about the di-electric grease? I quess I need to slow down here a little and think this through before I start slinging any silicone...
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post #5 of 26
I don't fully understand what you mean, but I guess you ment something near that your CPU Block doesn't fit pretty good at the CPU because of the "elevation" in the Plastic, so you might want to grind that down.
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post #6 of 26
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I don't fully understand what you mean, but I guess you ment something near that your CPU Block doesn't fit pretty good at the CPU because of the "elevation" in the Plastic, so you might want to grind that down.
Yeah the cam or hinge point of the ZLF arm seems a little high for a good flat fit.. Thank You..EDIT: iIs it ZLF or ZFL any way it is just the lock down arm on the CPU...
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some people make shims. Stack up electrical tape to the height of the core is one way. I never used anything to shim. Just tighten evenly
Thanks for the tape tip, that would probably be alot better than silicone and a lot easier to remove if needed also ...Thank You...
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post #8 of 26
I think it is ZFL (Zero-Force (insertion) Lever).
Silicone is easy to remove too, just peel it off. Though silicone will not be that stable, very blurry mind you.
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post #9 of 26
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I think it is ZFL (Zero-Force (insertion) Lever).
Silicone is easy to remove too, just peel it off. Though silicone will not be that stable, very blurry mind you.
Yeah the silicone probably wouldn't be very stable..I was thinking of using red RTV sealent, the high temp resistent auto gasket maker goes on like silicone but is alot less likely to break down from heat..If I do buid it up I think I will go with the electrical tape at first any way till I figure out how I want to form it..There is no hurry anyway still working on my WC and new rig is laying around in boxes...Thank You...
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post #10 of 26
IMO You shouldn't worry about it, it's far from often a core cracks because of a bad mount.
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