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Ok ive read threads about doing this and they mention a hole for a flat head screwdriver and using this to lever the heat spreader off. My 3700+ doesnt have a gap :| can i still remove it? if so how? Ive had a thought about using a craft knife round the edge underneath the heat spreader where it meets the pcb

Thanx for any advice
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Ok ive read threads about doing this and they mention a hole for a flat head screwdriver and using this to lever the heat spreader off. My 3700+ doesnt have a gap :| can i still remove it? if so how? Ive had a thought about using a craft knife round the edge underneath the heat spreader where it meets the pcb

Thanx for any advice
Just an idea, but have you thought about simply lapping it first and seeing if that satisfies you? It might lower the temp enough so you don't feel the need to remove it entirely. Just a thought
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If you're sure that you want to do this, then you need to use a very thin razer blade around the edges to remove the IHS. Remember, your Heatsink won't sit flush now so you'll need to cut the frame down slightly.
Also, the Thermalright Heatsinks can crush the CPU if you're not extremely careful with it. I'd only recommend this with water cooling, but I guess it's upto you if you want to risk it.
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If you're sure that you want to do this, then you need to use a very thin razer blade around the edges to remove the IHS. Remember, your Heatsink won't sit flush now so you'll need to cut the frame down slightly.
Also, the Thermalright Heatsinks can crush the CPU if you're not extremely careful with it. I'd only recommend this with water cooling, but I guess it's upto you if you want to risk it.

!!! im using a thermalright SI-120 so im gla you added that little bit about em crushing the cpu. Ive got a lapping kit coming for the heatsink anyways so i guess ill see if i can use that on the IHS too My cpu runs stone cold anyways i just thought the IHS was non exsential so wanted rid of it but apparently i was mistaken

again thanx and +rep for saving my CPU
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No worries, the Thermalrights can be used without the IHS, but as you probably know, it can tip when removing it. As you haven't got the IHS then you could crush the edge of the core by accident.
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