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is it better to run it naked? haha it sounds funny, but i was wondering if it would run cooler that way?
i plan on upgrading to water cooling soon, so this would be the time to ask
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Without a Heatsink/Fat the processor would literally melt........and It would damage your motherboard.
    
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Yeah to much heat build up and than fry cpu, motherboard or something.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fatal05
Without a Heatsink/Fat the processor would literally melt........and It would damage your motherboard.
I think he is referring to the removal of the IHS and running direct to die.
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post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by xie67
I think he is referring to the removal of the IHS and running direct to die.
If that is what you are talking about, then yes, that does provide better thermal transfer. You need to be VERY carful when removing the IHS though as you could kill your CPU!
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Ya man..on my Opteron Dual core...lowered idle about 7C and load about 9C. Worth every bit of effort. It's simple as long as you take yoru time.
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Yea, sideburns is pretty much the expert here on ihs removal. His results show that it helps a great deal.
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What is Ihs?
    
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post #9 of 21
integrated heat sink... the shiny metal piece on the processor...
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Integrated heat spreader. Its the metal plate that sits ontop of the cpu die. Its the silver part of the processor when you look at it.
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