Originally Posted by IwubAMD
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
First soldering a heatsink to cpu will be impossible as the heatsink will dissipate the heat of the solder even before it sticks to the IHS..
Secondly soldering IHS is easy cos its just a small piece of thin metal which will easily heat to the solders temp and stick to whatever surface..
Third solder has lesser thermal conductivity than that of AS5 or other thermal compounds..
Fourth you will require a blowtorch to do so easily exceeding safe chip temps
Fifth INTEL OR AMD don't solder the IHS instead they use industrial grade epoxy adhesive with a decent amount of TIM filled in between..
PROOF : ?
and one last point I remembered is that Solder doesn't stick to aluminum (if you are going to use stock heatsink for the purpose)..Edited by dragonxwas - 8/19/10 at 12:14pm