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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.
Ok, I'm getting close to trying again. First, I need to know if this is just going to negatively impact my heat because I am using a biga$$ Scythe Ninja.
    
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-going-do.html

Take a look at that thread.
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Like was stated thats an engineering sample and prob has the IHS soldiered on
I have seen e4x00 series with and without soldier.
Another thing is yes you will HAVE to remove your retention flip bracket so that
your cooler actually contacts the chip with the new gap your making

Good luck though, I would not reccomend it, plus it will kill the resale value of your chip.
Or just kill your chip.
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Well, if it is soldered on I should know once I get through all of the adhesive. As far as retail value goes... I think I killed it as soon as I bought a chip with "Intel Confidential" on the heatspreader

ChrisB, thanks for the link. I didn't realize how deep the adhesive went, so now I have an idea of how far in I will go before I feel it "give". As for keeping the heatsink on evenly, I will either counter the weight with some eletrical tape or something or just keep my case on its side for the time until I can figure out a better solution.

Wish me luck!

Oh and as far as popping in a movie while I do this as suggested earlier, I just got 5 new HDDVD movies in the mail from a mail in rebate 4 months old that should suffice... Glad I finally got my dead format DVDs!
    
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Ok, I aborted. It wasn't getting any easier and I felt like I was starting to scratch the surface of the PCB. Oh well. Thanks guys for all of your input.
    
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