Jeez, That's so brutal and ghetto a way of going about it. Why would anyone use a freekin' Barlow Knife on an expensive CPU. I've never personally done it, but I'm sure there's a much cleaner, safer way to do it. How 'bout you scribe around the IHS with an exacto, then take a scalpal to an edge then run it around to lift it off.
That guy has surely dinged the PCB and butchered the edge of the IHS.
I wouldnt use Coollaboratory liquid pro bcuz it doesnt make a BIG difference between all TIMs
If you want to remove our product from your CPU / heatsink (for example if you sell), just dry it. What is not easily removed, can be removed using a metal polish, for example that
is used to polish the chrome parts for cars.
You now have a cooling system much more efficient thanks to "Coollaboratory Liquid Pro".
Note that applying Liquid Metal requires more attention than other conventional pastes, but
change will get much better performance! Someone with less experience in the field of hardware
paste choose another party that would offer far fewer benefits
and the performance oc Coollaboratory isnt great for having a solid TIM between IHS and die and if you dont clean it well you could damage the CPU
CPU - Intel Core i7 920 – 4.0ghz
RAM - 6GB (3x2GB) OCZ platinum DDR3 1333mhz
Motherboard - Biostar T-Power x58
Graphics card - Gainward 896MB GTX260 216
Power Supply - Enermax Revolution 85+ 850W
Cooling - Noctua SE 1366 NH-U12P
Hard Drive - Samsung F1 320GB
Western Digital Caviar WD3200AAKS 320GB
Drivers - ForceWare 190.40
here is a video how to easily remove the heat shield to change the TIM
I almost thought I saw the face of Jesus in the thermal paste..lol jkjk
I would use straight carpet knife blades. They're a heck of alot thinner and sharper than a pocketknife. They're what I used to pop off the heat spreader of my GTX560. You basically can't get a sharper blades and the degree of the blade is like 178degrees or something crazy thin. I would just start wiggling the razerblades in the corner of the chip, then get and entire edge of the chip gapped between the IHS and chip with the razerblade, then start on the opposite angle and just do each edge of the chip until it pops off. I think that'd be safest.