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i hear can pop the cover on amd
rather involved process involving a light torch
a while back i heard someone say a screwdriver will do with intel

anyone?
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WUT?
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It's called "removing the IHS". Look it up in google or in the forum searcher, you may find something.

It's done to lower temps, however it may kill your chip if you don't do it right.
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It really depends on which processor it is. With some the heat-spreader is soldered on so the only way to get it off is with a blow torch! The heat from this pretty much kills the chip though.
With others it's a glue that can be weakened with freezing temperatures and then popped off with a screwdriver.

Why, may I ask, do you want to remove the heat-spreader??
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Intel (SB) heat spreader is soldered on.Not sure about amd..
 
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

Intel (SB) heat spreader is soldered on.Not sure about amd..

just looking at the seam between the IHS and actual chip on my 925 it looks like it's glued on
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post #7 of 15
I've removed countless AMD IHS's that used TIM between the core and IHS. The one CPU I tried to de-lid that was soldered on (p4 2.4A Prescott, knew it was soldered before hand) I ended up destroying the chip.

IMO, if its soldered on just leave it. If it uses TIM between the CPU and IHS, defiantly de-lid it.
Edited by *ka24e* - 3/4/12 at 9:19pm
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what if you use a file and file the four edges till it goes through
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my browser crashed but many thanks to you who posted this thread

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ihs+removal
post #10 of 15
Cutting the seal around the IHS is actually pretty easy. As long as you have a thin razor blade (the standard ones are too thick) and go slow you'll have the IHS off before you know it. You only need to stick the razor blade in about 1mm to cut it completely.

Here's a pic of an Opteron 170 s939 w/ the IHS removed.

450

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OP, what CPU are you trying to de-lid?
Edited by *ka24e* - 3/4/12 at 9:26pm
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