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Well i was at my mates house and we decided to remove the ihs on his skt 478 p4, which went nice and smooth and he says..hey why not do it to my skt 775 p4, so i agreed. But before proceeding i made sure that it can be done and did some quick reading through google and sure enough you can..so i decided to get a nice sharp razor blade and cut through all the black rubber sealant thinger...but it just wouldnt come off, so we thought maybe the gunk is really hard and dry so i put a lighter to the ihs to soften it up a lil but to no avail..so now hes like *** man, it should come right off like it did with the 478. At this point im thinking maybe the core is soldered on, hes like no man its not..so he grabs a flat head skrew driver and decides to pry it off..to such a point where the pcb of the cpu was bending..anyway long story short, turns out the die WAS soldered to the IHS...obviously this thread is useless without pics, so for your amusement, here you have it!!:
the dam core ripped right off!LOL

a nice hole in the pcb


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hes building an am2 rig so its not much of a loss, btw...is the ihs removable on the Black Edition x2 5000??......seriously though, is it?
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yeah well, 5hi7 happens
    
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post #3 of 10
Your fail is our lulz.
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Well the ihs IS removed, not a 100% fail
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post #5 of 10
The IHS on a Brisy can be removed.
DO NOT cut any deeper than 5/32'' or 4mm from the edge of the PCB or you'll damage the unit!

BTW, 5/32'' or 4mm is an almost exact depth to just cut through the adhesive.

More than5.5mm deep and your screwed for sure!

Yep, I carefully measured it
    
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Rep -1 XD
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Agh... the 2nd S775 CPU destroyed within 72 hours! Iam going to make a thread soon about IHS removals and what processors are safe to do it on..
     
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^ Do it!

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post #9 of 10
heh thats epic lulz
or as G4TV would say:
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EPIC FAIL
seriously, does intel now solder some of the CPUs, but leave other ones from the same series unsoldered? they're just trying to screw with us now
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post #10 of 10
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LOL...its not my cpu so no fail for me...lol i had a feeling it would be soldered, but he was so persistent..

Quote:
The IHS on a Brisy can be removed.
DO NOT cut any deeper than 5/32'' or 4mm from the edge of the PCB or you'll damage the unit!

BTW, 5/32'' or 4mm is an almost exact depth to just cut through the adhesive.

More than5.5mm deep and your screwed for sure!

Yep, I carefully measured it
And thanks for that info duke, id rep u if you could, im pretty sure i would have gone deeper just to make sure on the brisy, now i know not to..

Quote:
Agh... the 2nd S775 CPU destroyed within 72 hours! Iam going to make a thread soon about IHS removals and what processors are safe to do it on..
Also that i think is a very good idea..i know most, if not all amd athlon 64s can be done..ive dont 2 of my own..a venice and sandy..not sure about the x2s though.
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