Originally Posted by L36
Just as heads up, bought a E2200 dual core to practice for haswell. Razor blade method is hard, although i tried the vice and hammer and it took me literally 30 seconds to delid the CPU. With the razor I count not even penetrate corner... Highly recommend trying the vice and hammer method for people who have it, much easier to do...
I looked at first at the bench vise method, but I did not felt confident about smacking it with a hammer and a piece of wood
Instead of that, I took a deep breath, set up my dinner hall table, and started looking around at my IHS edges for a gap to insert the only one old rusty stanley razor blade I found. Fortunately there was a corner with enough spacing to get the blade into, and just took 1 hour and a half to get all the black silicone glue cutted, all without a single scratch
I didn't realized how small the processor was when I first took it out after months of being installed