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I might be getting a fx8150 for a really good price. How hard is it to delid the chip. And to everyone saying go piledriver. Im getting it in a combo deal
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The IHS is soldered to the die so there's no need to delid it, it would be incredibly hard to do it anyway.
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I might be getting a fx8150 for a really good price. How hard is it to delid the chip. And to everyone saying go piledriver. Im getting it in a combo deal

Im near 100% certain the 8150 cant be delidded
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Aww dammit its soldered to the core?
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There is no lidded processor that cannot be delidded.

The FX-8150's IHS is soldered to the die, but you can desolder it, or simply sand all the way through it. I've never delidded an AM3+ part myself, but I have successfully delidded LGA-1366 i7s that also have soldered on IHS.

However, as has been mentioned, the benefits of delidding a processor that has a soldered IHS will not usually be worth the risk/effort.
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Sanding all the way to the die is the easiest way to achieve the results you want here.
 
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Thats what I was going to do alatar. Already did it once on my cherry core 2 duo.
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