Originally Posted by Aesthethc
Nice method on delidding! One question; is there any harm on sticking painters tape to the bottom of the CPU chip itself? I wouldnt think so? I am just too paranoid to ever have the bottom of my CPU touching anything other than my motherboard socket!
nope.. no danger, it is actually been suggested quite a few times in the official delidding thread.. painters tape dosn't leave glue on the surface and if it dose, it is really easy to clean without use if strong cleaning products!
If I was to delid again, I would use tape AND a towel behind to catch it, just in case..
Last time I delidded, I used a piece of wood that was short enough for me to hold in one hand with a finger on the CPU and hammer in the other..
The finger on the CPU allowed me to feel when the CPU was about to let go, and twisted it off after that.
Originally Posted by D33G33
16 Degree drop, awesome.
I haven't lapped mine but am now considering.
I could be well wrong on this but back in the day when I was a jeweller we used to always sand in a figure 8 motion to ensure a flat plain. Back and fort can cause a bowed surface.
read up on the subject
I haven't done it myself, but I seam to have noticed that they have a flat surface with the grid paper on and then moves the IHS in circular emotions, rather than IHS stationary and move the sand paper around..
Also it has been reported that lapping only gives 1-2 degrees (in some cases 4-5, but i suspect that might be partly from a bad TIM application being done right after lapping and not the actual lapping itself)
Hope this info can be of any use