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post #11 of 21
yeah, its well worth is, but u HAVE to be carefull. i've broken one too many CPUs that way. not pretty. at all.
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post #12 of 21
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haha... well, how would you suggest i go about taking the IHS off then? I'll do anything for lower temps
anyways, i plan on getting water cooling in a month, maybe two. i won't take the IHS off until then... and im gonna keep it around 2.38-2.4ghz until then... even though i could let it go higher, but i'd need to overvolt and i want water cooling before i do that.

Just bought some new Corsair XMS, my friend bought 4gb of it, and sold me two... its the ddr433 2-3-2-6 type, the one with the LED's... lol he sold me it for $250, and i give him my old ram... not the BEST deal, but i can never find anyone to buy old parts so w/e
the stuff sells for like $300 online, so it was a good deal i guess...
sorry i got off topic... but whats the best way to go about take the IHS off, and do you suggest doing that, is it safe?
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post #13 of 21
theres a link in here... lemme find it for ya
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/86...s-removal.html
thats a thread talking about it
this is an instructional movie
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ihs+removal

thx to iker0 for that link... i stole it from ya lol
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post #14 of 21
You do know it totally voids the warranty right? If you are going water cooling regardless, its unlikely you'll be able to push your temps beyond what a good WC system can handle regardless.

I've seen results on another forum that were impressive. I also saw that of the 6 guys that tried it, two of them damaged their cpu's, one of them an FX-57 (ouch!). Why don't you try your water cooling first and see if it handles your temps before attempting to remove the ihs.
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post #15 of 21
I'm sorry if this is off topic but you should try lapping the ihs before removing it. It should decrease your temps by around 2degc to 4degc. Its a safer bet.
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post #16 of 21
Even though lapping still does void your warrenty (for obvious reasons) its still alot safer than IHS removal. I would say that's your best bet for starter's. Lap and Water, then if you still want better temps, IHS removal.
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post #17 of 21
If you're going water, don't even bother. You'll crack that die in a heartbeat putting on your waterblock. Just leave it on. You're going to see great temps on water anyways so removal is not needed. It's only really beneficial when you're air cooling. On water with the IHS on and NOT lapped I see sub 40 temps on my P4s and ~44 on the A64 fully loaded.
post #18 of 21
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yea those are nice temps... except i get that on air with stock voltage. right now my temps are like 56 in full load, that is 1.45V... 1.55V it raises to like 57-58C and im just not willing to put up with such heat. i guess whats holding me back is the air cooling, you guys are probably right, not worth it if water cooling will lower temps a lot anyways.
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post #19 of 21
Overclocking voids the warranty, but there's no physical proof that you did.

I agree with Renegade, the die is very delitcate and I wouldn't want to mess with it when you have to apply so much pressure to keep your water block on. It is possible as people have put their CPU's on phase this way but they can afford it

Also, I think it would create more heat within the loop since it's directly contacting the heat. The IHS probably takes away some of the heat to begin with and the water pulls the rest of it away. I could be wrong but I'd rather have some dissipation of hesat before the water takes it away
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post #20 of 21
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lol the water block would do that! haha u cant just have the cpu touch water...
the thing is, copper conducts heat better than aluminum... so unless the IHS is made of silver, then its holding my overclock back! know what i mean?
a silver waterblock would be sweet... yet very expensive... lol
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