Originally Posted by kesawi
Originally Posted by Belial
it's okay, my first delid I used a utility razor blade instead of the correct, thinner blade. I didn't mess up my delid though still (the thicker blade just is way harder to stick in and you gotta work hard to make sure the blade stays flat, as it'll have a tendency to aim toward towards the PCB). I was sweating after delidding with the utility blade, but when I used the right razor blade it cut through like butter and took maybe 15 minutes.
I used a utility blade for my practice runs on some old E6300 processors and found they went ok and was intending to get stuck into my 3770K tomorrow. Are there significant differences between an E6300 and an i7 that makes using a thicker blade riskier?
It's a million times more difficult using a utility blade than a regular razors blade. It's hard to get in there so you are pushing really hard (and once you break through the glue, that might be enough to just go all the way to slam the die or pcb), it constantly is forcing itself to angle downwards to scratch the pcb so half the effort is just keeping the blade flat...
I would not use a utility blade on an i7. I mean I did, but it was hard, I actually scuffed my PCB in the process... You can be one of the few people who screw up the delid because they most likely used a utility blade or exacto knife, or like 100% of the people who succeeded because they used the right tools.
I'm just speaking out of my bum here, but I really think all the people who screwed up delidding, used the wrong blade or something disastrous. The OP isn't clear on what type of razor blade to use so I went with the sharpest blade I had (i had about 30 blades of every type when I was delidding) rather than the thinnest.
It's funny everyone is selling their nvidia's for AMD's. Where were you guys two weeks ago when I was trying to trade my 7970 for a 670?
Having had both, I will say that the 7970 gets higher benchmark scores, but the gameplay on the GTX 670 is much smoother. I don't have the texture flickering, screen tearing, and frame latency anymore now that I went Green.
yea given how expensive gpus are I'm pretty much done with experimenting with amd on that one. and with cpus too (although i still maintain the phenom ii x4 is the best budget chip to this day).Edited by Belial - 3/8/13 at 8:00am