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post #21 of 33
Ok, well firstly, to use an XP-120 on an open-die processor (lotsa experience with this on my mobiles), you need to remove the replacement retention bracket, flip it over, and you'll notice four little feet on the bottom. You need to sand those down a little bit as well as the surfaces around the screw holes where it contacts the motherboard. It'll take some trial and error to get it just right.
As for your no POST problem, sounds like you killed the CPU if it's saying CPU failure and the only thing you changed was cutting off the IHS. There's the risk in doing so.
    
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that sounds like what happened to my opti, i did my 3500+ first because if i was gonna lose one i would have preferred it be that one and it worked fine but when i did my 148 it did the same thing that your seeing here

i think what i did was i nicked the board that the cpu sits on-thats the only thing that i can think of but oh well live and learn right

oh and i allmost forgot i did get a nopost with my 3500+ even though it was ok because i didnt push the cpu down when i locked er down with the retaining clip, make sure you put some pressure on the center of the cpu so that it seats all the way down
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post #23 of 33
Its ok to take too much off. Better to take to much off than not enough. Then just alternate tightening the screws till its firm. don't crank it down.
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well....I don't think I knicked anything. I'll try reseating it. but EFF. I had it all nice and neat in that case...and there's a lot of **** to take out now. drive cages, 2 video cards, fan controller, sound card...holy crap.
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post #25 of 33
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Sooooo.....

I don't think it works.

I knew the risks...and I ****ed it up.

Luckily I had backup money....I just ordered an Opteron 165. So, an upgrade from the 3500+ lol. Hopefully it'll overclock better, cause they're supposed to have good memory controllers.
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post #26 of 33
enlighten me, is the IHS the heatspredder on top?
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post #27 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madkat
enlighten me, is the IHS the heatspredder on top?
Thanks go to Arctic Silver



Clear? The bottom left is open die, top is normal, bottom left is just the IHS.
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post #28 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madkat
enlighten me, is the IHS the heatspredder on top?
ontop of the processor? Yea.. Basically you want to remove it to get down to the copper of the processor to have better heat transfer. I can knock down 5c or more, depending on how even the sanding job was or how much you took off.
    
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post #29 of 33
so make your core all copper?
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post #30 of 33
bottom right is just the ihs you mean ^^

heres a 3500+ newcastle

edit; i would recomend just lapping your ihs for a small gain and relatively risk free if you take your time
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