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Following the death of my 4000+ after a failed attempt at removing the IHS a few weeks ago, it's seems almost a miracle that someone at my local trading forum is selling a "damaged" 4200+ at a really low price. The owner hasn't posted pics but the description of the damage was that the processor was left on a heated wire mesh and the "die" was severely scratched, resulting in very high temps. Otherwise, the processor works fine and has no bent pins. I'm waiting for the owner to reply to my inquiries on whether the proc is a Brisbane or not, and if he could send me pictures of the damage.

The die that the owner has described is most likely just the IHS of course. Learning from my past mistake and having held the IHS in my own hands, I know it's pretty thick the described damage is but a scratch. Apart from permanent heat damage to the actual die, I'm gambling that the proc is still in good condition: as in still overclockable to my old 3.0GHz OC setup.

If the processor for sale is indeed a Brisbane, I'll try to buy it from the seller unless some other luckier guy gets it ahead of me. Of course, I'll try to remove the IHS again (and I'll have a good enough reason to do that ).

tl;dr If your proc is naked and you have a huge heatsink like the TRUE120, have you done anything special to protect the little die and the surrounding bits from the weight of the heatsink, or can it handle the pressure without breaking?
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i know this is off-topic.. but how's the sempron treating you? I'm thinking of building my wife a desktop do replace her craptop..
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Well, I'm quite happy that the Sempron could still manage a decent framerate in Oblivion when overclocked like this, but maybe it's my 9600GT doing most of the work anyway. It's not bad since all I'm doing is browsing/programming recently, but I still miss my 4000+ ;_;
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wait, whats an IHS?
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From what I've seen removing the IHS only gives ~3 degress max drop, so is it really worth it?
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IHS = integrated heat spreader

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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r View Post
From what I've seen removing the IHS only gives ~3 degress max drop, so is it really worth it?
Well, if the IHS is already botched in the first place, it is It just needs a matching lapped heatsink to be complete.
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post #7 of 14
so why would you want to remove that?
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so why would you want to remove that?
Lower temps, more power!
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so why would you want to remove that?
In the hope of getting lower temps than with keeping it on.
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post #10 of 14
You really just need to make sure that when you do the heatsink up that you apply equal pressure across the die. Basically do up the screws equally and do two up at a time diagonally (but not tight until all 4 screws are in securely).

I have had a TT120 on a naked opty 165 before without any issues
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