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hi, im gettin my opty 165 for christmas, and was wondering is it safe to remove the IHS, or should i just lap it
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It's safe to remove it if you take your time and be careful. Use common sense, ie don't cut too deep into it (or your fingers). I used a regular utility razor, but I think a thinner razor blade would work better. Relax, and take some breaks in between if you need to. There's a tutorial on it somewhere, I'll send you a link as soon as I find it when I'm done typing this.

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40207
    
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Yah its just a slow procedure. If something doesn't seem right and your not sure, DON'T DO IT! ASK HERE! Last thing you want to do is mess a nice CPU. Good luck!
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im thinkin i might just go w/ lapping, my new wc should keep it cool lapped

oh, that actually doesnt look to hard

but when you get it off, do you just apply as5 straight to the cpu, and do you apply a lot less or what
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I would recommend lapping your HSF first, and see if that lives up to your expectations. If it doesn't, then lap the CPU. If you are still not satisfied, or you simply want to take your CPU further, then remove the IHS (you will have already voided your warranty when you lapped it - nothing to lose at this point).

Good luck , and please post whatever it is you decide to do (with pics...I like pics! )
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sure, im gettin my processor on christmas so ill see how it all goes
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I would recommend lapping your HSF first, and see if that lives up to your expectations. If it doesn't, then lap the CPU. If you are still not satisfied, or you simply want to take your CPU further, then remove the IHS (you will have already voided your warranty when you lapped it - nothing to lose at this point).

Good luck , and please post whatever it is you decide to do (with pics...I like pics! )

That's great advice. Actually that's what I did, and I could have probably lived with just lapping my IHS, but I was curious so I just skipped lapping my CPU and removed my IHS. I'm so glad I did, I lost 7 degrees load by removing my IHS. I highly recommend it, but only if your comfortable with doing so. Just remember to run your CPU without doing anything to it first for at least a week or longer to make sure it isn't faulty so you don't void your warranty in case you have problems.

Good luck, for some reason I have a feeling you'll probably end up removing your IHS in the end.....
    
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post #8 of 28
cutting off your IHS is well worth it. its not as risky as everyone will say. but if you're not comfortable w/ your hardware then just take the time to lap your IHS and your heatsink...
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Just be careful not to go to deep and hit the little capacitors around the core..We have a pretty good video tutorial here..... Video Tutorials
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also, how do you apply the waterblok to the cpu w/o the IHS on

Edit: and where would i get a good razor
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