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wouldn't the heat generated be bad for the cpu
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I do have a belt sander in the garage, but I was thinking exactly that....heat!

Going to do it by hand, if nothing else I'll have an "THINNER" IHS which can't hurt.

If I'm really careful wetsanding by hand, I don't see that much risk involved. Most of the dead IHS removals were from people prying to get the IHS off, but if I sand it very very carefully, there really shouldn't be any stress on the chip.

My chip seems to run a bit hotter than most, so I'm half convinced that the soldering job of the IHS isn't very good. I'll be sure to take plenty of pics..
    
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Well I( tried removing mine and the core (umm die?) of the CPU came along with the IHS. Btw... Did you want to lap the IHS or actually create a little mirror...
    
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Yeah I like my little mirror, spent alot of my time polishing some of my old streetbikes, so it's got to shine!!




Struggling to type this with my numb fingers..

Been at it an hour with 220 wet sandpaper by hand and still not broken through but I've turned one full sheet of paper solid copper, and it's visually looking much thinner from a profile view.

That might have been a real emphasis on "Slowly but surely.."

Back to plugging away...taking plenty of pictures of the process...will share when I'm done.
    
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Looking forward for the results. Slow is good. Its not like tomorow the world will end. Good luck with it.
    
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practise on some dead CPUs first.
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Well I broke through skin on my fingers before I could break through sanding the IHS by hand, so I polished off where I was at and put her back in for now. I should have used some calipers to figure out how far I had to go, but I didn't, all I know is I used up a sheet of 220 wet, then 320 wet, then I went down to 150 dry and back up to 600 for the hold me over.

That IHS is alot thicker than I expected, but I'm not giving up just yet...just need to take a break to grow some skin back..

220 wetsand


150 drysand


And the temporary finishing to hold it over until I begin stage 2:
    
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post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by GibbyGano View Post
I really wouldn't risk it unless you have a processor to waste. Most professinal overclockers kill them half the time when they take the IHS off.
That right there is about the best advice you can get.

If you CAN, SURE!

but if not, dont my friend

what if while you're sading down, you sand some of your die! lol
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post #19 of 26
Nice mirror finish, man. Any temperature reports?
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post #20 of 26
Honestly if the ihs is soldered on your probably not going to get better temps since its allready making about the best contact that you can get. But that is one heck of a laping job you did. Nice temperory finish lol .
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