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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 10:12 AM - Thread Starter
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I had heard a lot about vice and hammer method vs cutting of the IHS with a blade. Since I did not have my own Skylake I could not say one way or the other.

The Vice and Hammer method seemed to work all right. However, it is brute force, and induce stresses in PCB layers, including indenting etc.

The blades people were using were mostly of the utility blade type, either scrapping blades, break off blades, or utility blades. So there was a lot of emphasis on being extraordinarily careful, some people reported that they had indeed scraped the PCB.

When I was a young man, I used to use "Gillette", "Wilkinson Sword", "Schick" and other double sided shaving blades (Schick used to have a cool single sided Injector blade, but I digress). The only double edged shaving blades I could find at my local Walgreen's, were, "Studio 35 Men's Double Edge Blades", in a pack of 10 for about 10 bucks.

I broke one into two halves (length wise), used one to remove two skin tags on my necks (to see it it was sharp enough: also performing minor surgeries at home saves you a ton and keeps things real biggrin.gif).

Last night I used the other half, wrapped the non cutting edge in electrical tape, make sure to leave 3 mm of cutting edge unwrapped. I looped it the electrical tape two times. After that I trimmed off a bit of excess tape which is bound to hang off on the non-cutting edge with a pair of scissors. This was done to prevent cuts to my hand and stop the blade from gently reminding you that you are going in too deep,

Following the instructions, I slid the blade edge under the edges, rocked it back and forth. It took me less than two minutes to cut the the IHS seal off. The razor cut through the seal like butter.

I am not as dexterous as I used to be, my eyesight it not what it used to be, my hands are not as steady as they used to be: so if an old decrepit can do it this cleanly without any problems. I think anyone can. I also think, that in the light of ease and not even a possibility of damage (I was not angling this way or the other--in other words, I was not being careful at all), then I cannot see what would motivate anyone to use the vice and hammer method.

If someone will like to see the pictures, I can post them.

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If someone will like to see the pictures, I can post them.

Thank you for your attention.

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According to the Skylake Delided forum the vice method is not recommended as the PCB is thinner and more likely to damage in the process.

a lot of people have been using a modified vice technique, using just a vice, and not using a hammer.

I just delidded my 6700k this weekend with razor and thin plastic card. Use the razor to open a corner, and once u get in a few mm then switch to thin plastic card to separate. Hardest part was getting the initial razor in. Once in the rest was so easy.

I would do this again 100%, I would never use a vice after seeing the results of razor and thin plastic card. I think the card helps a lot in avoiding PCB scratches. temps went down 10-20 degrees during stresses, and at idle the cpu is barely above room temps.
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Vice only.
I only have Haswell but the lid pushed off so easily...30 seconds tops. I'd try Skylake in a heartbeat.

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Vice only.
I only have Haswell but the lid pushed off so easily...30 seconds tops. I'd try Skylake in a heartbeat.

My experience is only with Skylake. I did not have the pleasure of working with Haswell. So you might be absolutely right.
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Thanks for your interest. I will take pictures and upload in a bit.

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I don't have the balls or steady hand to do it with a razor.
Ham-fisted, yo.
Really interested to see before and after temps. thumb.gif

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Here are some Photos of my handy work.
My Workbench. Notice is is just a unopened case box. No anti-static measures. biggrin.gif

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so if an old decrepit can do it this cleanly without any problems. I think anyone can

Sure!

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^that's the problem, really. Skylake is really cool anyway~ At the moment i'm on air no delid, i have two profiles:

1; 1.375vcore, HT on 24/7. Maxes at ~65-68c.

2; 1.425vcore, HT off bench profile. Might need an extra 0.01v soon, maxes at ~61-63c.

so why risk the money? I am glad to see your success though thumb.gif

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