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Power sander on my San Diego? Not in this life.

Nah, I bought a regular hand sander that has a flat surface. I plan on putting the sandpaper on it and then taking the cpu by hand and flattening slowy on the hand-sander - over the three different sand papers I bought.
Might work but you don't really know how flat it is, and it's soft, I know it's not real soft, but still soft..I would just go to a window place in your town and see if they have any plate glass scraps that you can buy, if no plate glass, get window glass..I like a 12" x12"inch piece..A lot of times they will cut it to size for you.. The sander would probably be fine to but plate glass is a lot better, imho
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post #22 of 76
Someone said recently they began soldering their IHS onto the chip, so i'm not sure I would go for that myself. I just lapped both my ihs and heatsink and I'm seeing a couple degree drop. I even handled my cpu fairly rough and dropped it , like a jackass while i was sanding it. Still works like a charm.....just make sure you have some of that foam to push on the pins when u are sanding the chip.
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post #23 of 76
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Might work but you don't really know how flat it is, and it's soft, I know it's not real soft, but still soft..I would just go to a window place in your town and see if they have any plate glass scraps that you can buy, if no plate glass, get window glass..I like a 12" x12"inch piece..A lot of times they will cut it to size for you.. The sander would probably be fine to but plate glass is a lot better, imho
What do you think about removing the IHS completely instead of sanding? As Sideburns and Malaziel suggest?
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There is a IHS removal clip by Crash for AMDhttp://www.overclock.net/gallery/sho...to/352/cat/501
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post #25 of 76
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What do you think about removing the IHS completely instead of sanding? As Sideburns and Malaziel suggest?

Dude, do it. It's not soldered on...it's a Sandy...lol.

Also, it's totally easy.

Just grab a razor blade...get it under a corner slightly, and "see-saw" it back and forth till the corner is through...then drag it along to the next corner....repeat.

Simple as pie.

Someone wanna link the video faq?
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post #26 of 76
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What do you think about removing the IHS completely instead of sanding? As Sideburns and Malaziel suggest?
Well I did that to a 3800V and haven't used it yet.Watched Crash's video on it and it worked like a charm.Just realize that just one little slip can destroy your CPU...If you can afford buying a replacement CPU I would say go for it..It's supposed to lower temps quite a bit...But if buying one would put you in a bind I would just lap the IHS, that will help your temps several C's to...
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
Dude, do it. It's not soldered on...it's a Sandy...lol.

Also, it's totally easy.

Just grab a razor blade...get it under a corner slightly, and "see-saw" it back and forth till the corner is through...then drag it along to the next corner....repeat.

Simple as pie.

Someone wanna link the video faq?
Well ... you are Canadian, and pure - so I believe you. But still, this is scary stuff. It just seems less risky to sand the IHS. What about applying Thermalpaste once the IHS is removed? How risky is that? And I have the Big Typhoon, won't there be more risk in possibly damaging the San Diego once the IHS is off??
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post #28 of 76
warning though lapping will void your warranty. actually so will taking of the ihs but that can be doctored back together if needs be. might be a good idea to get a pic of the top of your proc so you got the stepping info should you ever want to sell it
    
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Doesn't overclocking void your warranty? I mean - my plan all along has been to void my warranty.
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Just realize that just one little slip can destroy your CPU...If you can afford buying a replacement CPU I would say go for it..It's supposed to lower temps quite a bit...But if buying one would put you in a bind I would just lap the IHS, that will help your temps several C's to...
Yah, that one slip has me worried. I spent $130 for my San Diego and since then the price for the 4000+ has doubled, if you can find it.
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