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post #11 of 15
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thankyou im trying to decide if i should attempt popping a phenom 11
post #12 of 15
A Phenom II... I wouldn't remove the IHS from that IMO. If I remember correctly, the PII's had the IHS soldered on. Removing an IHS that's soldered doesn't really make too much sense, seeing how the solder isn't going to dry up and go bad like the old TIM used too.

If you want to get slightly better cooling, I would recommend lapping the IHS instead of removing it. Lapping is much much easier than removing a soldered IHS. You can still kill the chip if your not careful, but its way less risky thumb.gif
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
i filed one edge till the exposed copper was over .125 inches without getting through

it seems there is a copper perimeter wall maybe .125 thick

seems i need a bigger file
post #14 of 15
Huh? Are you lapping it? You shouldn't need any thing real gritty. Start with some 120 grit or so and work your way up until you see a nice copper mirror finish. See pic.


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post #15 of 15
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i was filing the edge were the top and side meet at a 45 degree angle
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