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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 #21 of 48
nice lapping work there mirror finish
    
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post #22 of 48
Check this out. I did it and here is the thread with pics and temp drops. I had 3 chips to test\\play\\destroy. Lapping AMD chip does not give as good a result as Intel chips. Not sure why. Anyway got 3*c drop by lapping and 7*c drop from removing IHS. And the cores are VERY hard to break unless you accidentally drop your big a$$ heatsink on it

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/20...-brisbane.html
post #23 of 48
Look, if you either lap the IHS or remove it, you still loose your warranty so I think you can remove that IHS!
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post #24 of 48
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I'm going to let the AS5 set and let the CPU burn-in for a few days to see where the temps level off at. I also want to tweak the ram settings and see where the G.Skill 2x1GB DDR400 runs stable. Right now the ram is only running at 208 (+8 from stock) with 2.6v. I had it blue screen once so I loosened timings to 2.5-3-3-6. The DFI NF4 doesnt like the next divider down (2/3) so I have to push the ram a little. The CPU also wants a lot of Vcore, 1.45v at 2.6GHz and above.

to reiterate, the CPU is OCed to 2.5GHz @ 1.375v with 250 FSB HT x4 and ram at 5/6 divider.
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post #25 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hansebanger View Post
Look, if you either lap the IHS or remove it, you still loose your warranty so I think you can remove that IHS!
I agree. POP that thing off and get movin'. It's not really that hard to do anyway.
post #26 of 48
Seeing as you have a waterblock (not that heavy compared to say, a Big Typhoon), I wouldn't see any problem popping it.
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post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by gonX View Post
Seeing as you have a waterblock (not that heavy compared to say, a Big Typhoon), I wouldn't see any problem popping it.
This isnt for my sig rig. This is my brother's PC. I have a tuniqe tower 120 on the Opty. It uses an H type hold down-plate with two thumbscrews and springs to tighten it down.
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post #28 of 48
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As of now, the poll is very close. Its 15 votes to 16!
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post #29 of 48
Remove the IHS, it's not too hard. Get a razor blade and cut it, simple
You have to take risks sometimes if you are a true overclocker (w.e.
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post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by 3xtr3m3 View Post
Remove the IHS, it's not too hard. Get a razor blade and cut it, simple
You have to take risks sometimes if you are a true overclocker (w.e.
I've already removed the top from a Athlon 64 3200+ without a problem. Since its not my PC, I've got to justify to myself wether it is worth it. so I Lapped it and now I'm just waiting for the AS5 to set and temps to stabalize before I consider removing the lid.
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