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I for one have removed mine.

it took me 2 minutes, was simple as hell.

this thread is for the motivation to those who want to, but think they'll mess up their stuff. would rather see a naked chick, i mean chip than one w/ a top on
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Wow, this is the only PC related thing I don't know about. What is an IHS (sorry for being a noob)?
    
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Integrated Heatspreader.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jakeo772005 View Post
Wow, this is the only PC related thing I don't know about. What is an IHS (sorry for being a noob)?
Integrated Heat Spreader. Its the metal part on top of the processor that protects the die. All modern processors have them. Remember the Athlon XP's? They did not have an IHS.
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Oh! I know. i probably wouldn't want to remove mine on my upcoming build. Wouldn't that affect the performance of it though?
    
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I removed mine. Its easy if you take you time.
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post #7 of 56
Don't try to remove the IHS on Intels- the die is attached to the IHS, and you could severely damage the die. You can only safely remove the IHS on socket 939 AMD's. I think the AM2s are also attached.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
Don't try to remove the IHS on Intels- the die is attached to the IHS, and you could severely damage the die. You can only safely remove the IHS on socket 939 AMD's. I think the AM2s are also attached.
Most AM2's are stuck onto the die. If the IHS says 2005, it is, if 2001, it isn't.
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I've cut 3 off now...Theres a good video tutorial here on it....Overclock.net - Overclocking.net - Photo Gallery - IHS REMOVAL
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post #10 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
You can only safely remove the IHS on socket 939 AMD's.
You can also easily remove the IHS from socket 754s.
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