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post #1 of 15
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Well im gonna kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

If i remove the IHS and screw down my TDX to hard will i crack the die? is there any way to prevent this?

also in order to lap my tdx what grit sandpapeer should i be looking for?
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post #2 of 15
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Well im gonna kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

If i remove the IHS and screw down my TDX to hard will i crack the die? is there any way to prevent this?

also in order to lap my tdx what grit sandpapeer should i be looking for?

When you remove the IHS your chances of breaking the die will increase so do a bit more then finger tight *correct me if im wrong*

As for the sandpaper... start off with a low grit (400) and work ur way up to 1500 takeing about 10 minutes on each. So 400,600,800,1000,1500 and maybe even 2000. Then get a polisher and get it nice and shiny
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When you remove the IHS your chances of breadking the die will increase so do a bit more then finger tight *correct me if im wrong*

As for the sandpaper... start off with a low grit (400) and work ur way up to 1500 takeing about 10 minutes on each. So 400,600,800,1000,1500 and maybe even 2000. Then get a polisher and get it nice and shiny
polishers are black and really smooth right? i think i have some
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post #4 of 15
naw man, it won't crack. Just be careful and don't tighten it way too tight. The cores are very solid. Just make sure it's EVEN pressure.
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post #5 of 15
It may crack, the corners of the die are most resistant to cracking, so I suggest you do as Snip3rWarrior said and just do it fingertight, if you are experiencing bad temperatures, SLIGHTLY tighten. And make sure that your system is on its back, or side rather.
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post #6 of 15
I heard that the IHS on Intel CPU is glued to tight that it's impossible to remove it and chances of breaking the die are very likely.

I'd suggest lapping the IHS: this LINK right here will show you how to.

For what it seems, it looks like it's very easy to do. I was at Home Depot the other day and saw 600 grit paper, didn't see any 1200 but IMO with the 600 grit it looks great. I've seen some finishing products done with the 600 grit and it's mirror like. And BTW, the sand paper is very inexpensive.

I would go that route instead of risking damaging the CPU, after all they're not cheap, paper is.
post #7 of 15
Well...I dono about the Intel IHS...but if it's glued, then avoid doing that. I know for the Athlons it's really easy and basically risk free if you're smart. Also, the temp drops are sweet.
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post #8 of 15
I go to a paint supply store for my sand paper. I would start with 800 grit, work your way up to 2000 grit, then polish it with buffing compound.
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post #9 of 15
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i just got back from home depot and a local hardware store, none of them carry over 400grit *** c'mon home depot. Shall i try a paint shop for some extremely fine grit?
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post #10 of 15
Yeah the p4 have it GLUED on DO NOT remove the IHS on a P4. But i believe its just the prescott's that are glued not the northwood. You will rip the core off by taking the IHS off a prescott.
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