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i found this link on the intel forum http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ihs+removal

it shows how to remove top (ihs) from an athlon cpu

has anyone tried it with a phenom?
post #2 of 12
THIS is actually a bad idea, i remember almost 14 years ago when i got my first PC that i build myself, the chips hadnt a ihs, it was normal to see the die.

dont even try to mount a cooler on it, if you do the wrong touch (and this can happen extremely fast on a die) a small corner breaks and the chip is gone...forever

edit// mixed the years -.-
Edited by justanewguy - 3/4/12 at 12:12pm
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i found this link on the intel forum http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ihs+removal
it shows how to remove top (ihs) from an athlon cpu
has anyone tried it with a phenom?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1224488/pop-the-cpu-cover confused.gif

The answer is - nope, sorry, bad idea.
post #4 of 12
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i believe some laptops are built this way
post #5 of 12
The IHS is there to effectively distribute heat to the HSF and prevent damage to the fragile CPU.

Some folks have removed them and placed the head sink directly on the CPU. AMD also sold CPUs without an IHS for awhile. AMD went back to IHS because most PC enthusiasts were unable to install a HSF without damaging the CPU.

Since they is no real upside to removing the IHS and a serious downside - damaging the CPU, I would not recommend this - but it's your CPU and your money so do what makes you happy. wink.gif
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i believe some laptops are built this way

all graphic cards are using a blank die either

btw here is how an i7 without the ihs
clarksfield_mobile_cpu_f_flat_270x270.jpg
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there is an advantage

from what i have googled a 10c drop for core temp
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Well, AMD builds cards without IHS, BUT it has that metal "armor" around the die...
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hey justanewguy did you pop the top on that i7?
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Originally Posted by thirnick View Post

there is an advantage
from what i have googled a 10c drop for core temp

If that works for you, go for it. wink.gif
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