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Soldering your cpu to your HS

post #1 of 96
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Im not kidding, why not? i mean intel does it, they solder the die to the IHS

why not use a REALLY small amount of solder (just enough to get contact) between the IHS and the HS, of course you would have to remove that CPU cover on the motherboard (intel people)

but why not, it transfers faster than as5 would it not?
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wouldnt the solder heat hurt the CPU? that'd b my main concern
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somebody do it and post!
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post #4 of 96
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wouldnt the solder heat hurt the CPU? that'd b my main concern
intel solders the die's directly to the IHS so i would imagine no



also, its really easy to heat up solder without it transferring the heat, or at least thats my experience, it seems to just suck up all the heat to the solder and liquify before heating w/e its contacting up
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post #5 of 96
Would be a nice idea!
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post #6 of 96
I have to say that this is the FIRST time i have heard this question.

Innovation FTW!

I would say to use more than a typical thermal paste job, because THEN you are filling in more of the rougher/rounded areas.


A steady hand with plenty of time and you might break a world record(for AIR that is...) with a good chip!
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post #7 of 96
Would not be that hard. Just heat the HSF up to melt the solder and then stick the CPU on it. You really would not need to mount it since the solder would hold it in place (unless you have a real heavy HSF setup).
I guess you could mark where the CPU needs to be and solder it that way also.
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post #8 of 96
how would you get the heatdsink on before the solder cooled to solid? i had this issue earlier today bonding 2 wires
post #9 of 96
I would assume you would use a copper heatsink, as aluminum is more difficult to solder. You could probably tin the heatsink (give it a nice thin coat of solder), then heat the sink to melt the solder, then stick the CPU in the pool of liquid solder. That would probably minimize the amount of heat transferred to the CPU. Of course, you would have to use some flux on the CPU, probably preheat it to ensure it does its job.
    
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post #10 of 96
You would likely get almost the exact same effect by using Liquid Pro.
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