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post #11 of 21
Bump for a great idea
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post #12 of 21
Wait, so what are you taking off, and what does it do?
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post #13 of 21
IHS = Integrated Heat Spreader (that piece of metal that sits on top of the PCB of your CPU; it also displays your CPU type, its stepping code, and the serial number)

This is also known as making your CPU naked, de-lidding it, or decapitating it.

Removing the IHS from a CPU is a mod done to hopefully improve thermal transfer from your CPU's core die (where most of the heat comes from) to your HSF's base (the bottom of your heatsink). The idea is that you remove a barrier between the two surfaces, which greatly accelerates the cooling process as well as improves thermal dissipation (i.e., temperatures don't rise as much).

It's a risky and dangerous procedure, but if done well it's possible to get a huge improvement in thermal outputs.
    
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post #14 of 21
^^Darn I shall call you quickdrawjoe instead.^^

IHS=Intergrated Heatspreader, the metal cover on the top of your CPU, that protects and is supposed to dissapate the heat more evenly from the core.
    
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post #15 of 21
I did

Brisbane x2 3600
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post #16 of 21
All of these naked X2 3600+ Brissys about!


How hard was it to take off? Did it lift right off or take a good pry? My 1212's IHS does not want to budge!
    
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post #17 of 21
I'll give this a go when I get my X2 4000+ Brissy! Seems easy enough...

A quick question tho... once the IHS is off does it stay off or what??
& how would you go about adding a better heat sink to your CPU with the IHS gone?!
Wouldn't the surface you attach it to be there no longer??
Hmmmmm....
post #18 of 21
Opteron 1212 Santa Ana is a no.

Assuming IHS tinned to the core as with the AM2 Windsors. After several attempts to remove it I was unsuccessful even with a good deal of prying.
    
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post #19 of 21
Just to mention, doing this voids your warranty.
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post #20 of 21
probably a good thing to mention...
I wish I could pop the top of my 5600+ windsor...
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