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Poll Results: Should I remove IHS from Opteron 170?

Poll expired: Jul 10, 2007  
  • 52% (22)
    Remove Opteron 170's IHS
  • 47% (20)
    Dont remove Opteron 170's IHS, Just LAP CPU
42 Total Votes  
post #11 of 48
Lap it much safer and will net almost as low temps
    
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post #12 of 48
Check around to see if you can remove it . .. I seem to remember that the old AMD's were easy to remove but in the past year or so they had attatched it diff. and some ppl screwed up their procs trying. . . someone on here did. . . be careful and do your research first
 
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post #13 of 48
You have to make sure you don't go in too far so use a utility knife and mark like 5-6mm then pry around outside till pops off think thats how?
    
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post #14 of 48
I'd say remove the IHS I've been considering doing the same for a 3700+ I have just to see how the temps react. BTW make sure you use a non-conductive thermal grease such as Artic Silver Ceramique, Don't wanna short something out.

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post #15 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
Are there any other brave souls that have removed their IHS? If so, how did it go, any chipped cores?
My Opteron 170 is headless.

No chipped core on mine.

Did it improve temperatures? Truth is, I don't know. Stupid me didn't bother to run this chip with the IHS still on, so I have no basis for comparison.
    
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post #16 of 48
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Ok, so I just lapped the CPU. I started at 220 wet/dry and finished with 2000 wet/dry followed with a rubbing compound used to finish auto body paint. The temps are now at 32/43°C idle. With Orthos stress testing, the hottest the CPU gets under load is 58/60°C after 45 min. This is with a Tunique Tower 120 (fan speed on high) and three 120mm case fans inside a P180 all set to medium. The CPU is only midly OCed to 2.5GHz / 250FSB/ 1.375v as this is for my brother who cant trouble shoot if it crashes, so the OC has to be guaranteed hands off. Does anyone think I will get better temps with the lid off? I'm still willing to try...

Here are pics of my lapping. It took a long time to get the surface flat!




By the way txtmstrjoe, what are your idle/load temps? What is your OC?
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post #17 of 48
I wouldn't risk damaging the core.
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post #18 of 48
Quote:
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I wouldn't risk damaging the core.
Actually, I think there's very little chance of damaging the cores themselves. They're tough little things, to be perfectly honest. Certainly tough enough to tolerate increased mounting pressure (to facilitate better heat transfer) from my so-called "2 cent mod."

At the end of the day, though, you make a great point: It's all about what you're comfortable doing.
    
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post #19 of 48
Just remember...if you are going to use a big air cooler it will crush your cpu's die
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post #20 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by shifty22123 View Post
Just remember...if you are going to use a big air cooler it will crush your cpu's die
Haven't crushed mine. And I've got greatly increased mounting pressure on my naked die with the Ultra 120 Extreme.

As I've said, these things are much more robust than they're thought to be.

Rule of thumb: Just proceed with common sense and caution, and don't do anything stupid.
    
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