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should i remove the ihs

post #1 of 18
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Just wondering if its worth removing the internal heat spreader thing from my p4, ive heard it can reduce temps by like 5degrees, i got a screw on cooler so clearence between the hsf and die wont be a problem.
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post #2 of 18
If I remember right, your IHS is soldered on, so do NOT try to remove it!
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post #3 of 18
If you are careful when you do it, yes.

And you probably *won't* mess it up if you know how to and read up on it before trying, but always make sure you have the money to replace a part when doing anything like that.

*edit*
Eh, didn't see your mobo. Thought it was 478, which didn't have it soldered AFAIK. It's soldered.
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post #4 of 18
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my socket is 478. Does that meean its not soldered on ?
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my socket is 478. Does that meean its not soldered on ?
If it is 478, you can remove it.
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post #6 of 18
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ok thanks lol, saved me a bit of money there

edit, i thought i saw it say cannot remove if its 478 lol.
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Wait.
955 is a LGA775 socket mobo chipset - not a 478. :***:
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post #8 of 18
Never mind.
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
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Wait.
955 is a LGA775 socket mobo chipset - not a 478. :***:
Whoa, I am confused.

How about we just be safe and not remove it!
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post #10 of 18
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that will be fine, my heatsink screws on with 4 screws.
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