Originally Posted by Jpmboy
I used this method on one 3770k and a razor on 2 others... No comparison. The risk of damaging your chip seems far greater fumbling with a blade for 30 min than the 2 to 3 taps with a well aligned wooded drift. I was just amazed at how easy this was.
I do suggest placing the chip in the vise with the long axis of the die perpendicular to the strike direction. As for the pcb flying across the room...anyone experience this yet? Remember you are making a long put... Not a fairway shot!
this is what im trying to understand, yes you can scratch the chip but if done properly there isnt 100LBs of force being delivered against the PCB right?
I'm reading your guys posts and my 3770k is in the mail and i keep thinking of this example, you take a hammer, put a wood block against your tooth, and hit the wood block, that transfer of energy is not going to stop anywhere at just the wood block.. how much force can the PCB handle?
What im scared of is using a razer and scratching the pcb but even more scared of using the hammer and few months later my chip dies and i dont know why
Looking forward to read more about your experiences!
(has anyone tried to place the IHS on the vice and twist the PCB off with hulk strength?