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i would have to say while this may be a nice experiment to conduct, it would not be worth it. if you are going to take the IHS off, just leave it off and use a modified HSF. if you put the IHS back on you are still going to have alot of thermal resistance because of having paste in between the die and the IHS instead of solder.
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If it's like back in the olden days then you could hope for 5-10C improvement.

But no telling on the life of the chip afterward. And the corners of the die might be very easy to break over time and use.
Edited by samwiches - 5/12/12 at 2:18am
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post

i would have to say while this may be a nice experiment to conduct, it would not be worth it. if you are going to take the IHS off, just leave it off and use a modified HSF. if you put the IHS back on you are still going to have alot of thermal resistance because of having paste in between the die and the IHS instead of solder.

Yes, I was actually planing to just leave the Original IHS off and have the internal block contact the heatsink directly. In the interest of science though, I think I will try both solutions and see what happens.
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You should video record this too, from opening the boxed cpu to cutting it to pieces and slapping everything together. Cause you know there will be some haters nerd raging saying its fake or was not done in a "Scientific" manner lol.
 
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post #15 of 298
Skip the mx-4, and use some Coollaboratory Liquid Pro instead on both sides of IHS for ultimate results.


Like others said, don't forget a bunch of before and after tests smile.gif
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Subbed! would be amazing to see, thanks bud!! thumb.gif
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Subbed, good luck bro, looking forward to results.
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Quote:
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Well damn it. I only have a Z68 motherboard available right now with no SB chip to update the bios with. It's a Maximus IV Gene-Z so I was hoping it had bios flashback which it doesn't.
I already have a Z77 board coming so I guess I have to wait till that one arrives.
I believe the bios code you need is 0302 for gene Z - check with Asus Ivy bios updates on their website. thumb.gif
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post #19 of 298
PcCI2iminal @XS posted very nice video on the same subject. It doesn't look like it's hard to remove IHS and and the temps reduced quite a bit.
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