Originally Posted by PR-Imagery
BTW, couldn't you mod the 212 to fit the 940 socket like they've been doing for G34
sockets? Should be simple enough to adapt it.
Oh, thank you, thank you! Now that I look at it, seems straightforward. I cut up and drilled a couple L brackets I had lying around and they worked fine. Now I just hope I can cancel the replacement order--it hasn't shipped yet, so hopefully can, and it means I'll cancel the RMA, so they should want to cooperate.
I didn't take a pic of the brackets yet, but I did of the delidded opteron:
Delidding wasn't too hard once I got the hang of it. Just went around the edges again and again with the razer blade and a little extra work on the corners. I left only a little of the blade sticking out so there wasn't much danger of it going in too far.
I had no idea the IHS was so hefty. Are they all like that? I thought it was just a thin cover kind of thing, but it's not--it's a solid block of metal, probably 1-2 mm thick.
I have to say the hyper 212 plus's I got... are they all like this? There are very noticable gaps around the heat pipes in the surface. So, I delidded one opteron, heatsink direct on die, and left the other alone. The delidded one is running hotter--maybe 8 C or so. I think it's because the heatsink surface. I wonder if I lapped the heatsink surface if it would fix it. Though I'm not sure lapping will fix gaps. Anyway, I'll probably put the IHS back on. Then it will be interesting to see if new TIM will make temps better on that one. I'm using MX-4 thermal compound.Edited by taotree - 8/12/12 at 9:43pm