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Ivy Bridge Delid Success rates

Poll Results: Ivy Bridge Delid first time success

 
  • 76% (134)
    First time success
  • 5% (9)
    First time fail - Nicked Die
  • 9% (17)
    First time fail - Nicked PCB
  • 1% (2)
    First time fail - Nicked Die and PCB
  • 2% (5)
    Failed other
  • 5% (9)
    Multiple Fails
176 Total Votes  
post #1 of 218
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After seeing the number of delids I thought it would be nice to get an ideal of the first time success rates and the type of fails.
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Success, first try.. thumb.gif
took me about 20 minutes to delid it..

my estimate is, 1-3 on every 100 will fail,
impatience/to fast is what i see most of the time as reason

i used this

Edited by VonDutch - 11/4/12 at 1:16am
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Success on the first 2 chips i have thumb.gif

I learned to find easiest corner and then work from there ...
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Success! First time in, 5 minutes total, excluding cleaning of course. Just be aware of how thick the glue is and never insert the razor more than that far. Also, always tilt the blade up! thumb.gif Will be getting another chip soon in all probability and this is the first thing I will do.

Impatience and negligence are definitely the two things to watch out for when you're delidding. It can be simple AND quick so long as you are careful and don't rush into it.
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Mine was fist time , 30 minutes from start to finish
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Yep, 1st time, takes less than 10 mins with right blade thumb.gif
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Failed other: Chickened out. Blade was too thick. Still looking for something thinner.
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post #8 of 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by leppie View Post

Failed other: Chickened out. Blade was too thick. Still looking for something thinner.

They had some thin one-sided razor blades in the painting section of my local hardware store (Home Depot)
post #9 of 218
First time was a success. I was so worried I was going to ruin the chip but it was so worth it.
post #10 of 218
First attempt success in 10 minutes, after all was said and done it was far easier than when I imagined! For those that want to make things easier get a blade that is a little more than two times thinner that the gap between the IHS and PCB, picture of blade below. You can find these blades at any drug store or pharmacy. The nice thing about these blades if they are not super stiff like the single sided blades, they flex to some degree so it will slice through that glue like butter!


Edited by Systemlord - 11/3/12 at 12:14pm
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