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Decided I wanted to remove the IHS from my E4400 "ES" but for the life of me cannot. I have really thin razors but they cannot seem to get very far under the IHS when trying to cut through the adhesive (maybe 1mm, 2mm at the deepest). This chip should not have the IHS soldered on, but even if it did I should be able to cut through the adhesive rather easily still. Anyone have any tips?

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i have some advice DON'T DO IT.
are you aware even if you get it off and it works correctly that your hsf wont sit right?
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Yea I just read that now that you mention it... Oh well, I suppose I will just have to lap it down sometime. Thanks for responding. REP+
    
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np, also did you know that the 'ES' means engineering sample?
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If you have already started, you might as well finish..... Taking the IHS off of a CPU is tedious no matter what anyone says, just put on your favorite movie and take it slow.
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np, also did you know that the 'ES' means engineering sample?
^ Yessir

Avacado, majin death makes a good point about the heatsink though... Won't that negatively affect my temps?
    
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I know that they solder the Die to the IHS on te C2D..but not sure if they would have done that with an ES...i really wouldnt go ahead with it.
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I believe you are supposed to take off the safety lid on the mobo when you take off the IHS
    
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i have some advice DON'T DO IT.
are you aware even if you get it off and it works correctly that your hsf wont sit right?
Do do it. You'll like it.
    
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I know that they solder the Die to the IHS on te C2D..but not sure if they would have done that with an ES...i really wouldnt go ahead with it.
Yeah but with the allendales they arent soldered on, they use the regular bad tim stuff.

Usually from what I remember the 4xxx series,2xxx series arent soldered on.

All the other c2d/quads are soldered on.

Its a pain you gotta start slow and get it started, if your doing it right it should cut really easy and then just work your way around, you gotta be careful to not cut into the board part of the cpu because then you can cut some traces and your cpu is a gonner.
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