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I just removed my IHS from my Opty. I was worried about cutting my fingers, but in about 10 minutes I finally got through. I got a little scared because I thought I may have went in too far, but after removing the IHS I realized I had more room than I originally thought.

Lowered my Core temps 6-7 degrees and my CPU temps 4 degrees. Wow!! I'm very impressed (aside from voiding my warranty).

Now I have a little playing room for overclocking.
    
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Nice work! Just remember not to crack your CPU die
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I got worried same as you and found out there was more space in the CPU that I thought with my P4.
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Nice work! Just remember not to crack your CPU die
Thanx

Yeah, I didn't tighten my HSF as tight as I usually do. Very snug, very little movement when I try to wiggle it.
    
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Thanx

Yeah, I didn't tighten my HSF as tight as I usually do. Very snug, very little movement when I try to wiggle it.
This is a misconceived topic. I read it is VERY hard to do. Don't stress about it
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lol as soon as i looked at the title of this thread, i said to myself "He removed his IHS"
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lol as soon as i looked at the title of this thread, i said to myself "He removed his IHS"
aha

for some reason I am not even scared to do it.

I will be doing it once I start transferring over to my new build..
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whats your new build?
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It looks like a lot of people are having success with removing the IHS. When I get a new HSF I'm gonna do this for double-hoohah.
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Eh... If I could afford another CPU, I'd do it since I could definitely use better temps. I'm running 2.71Ghz@49C Load.
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