Originally Posted by Dippyskoodlez
If you are unfamiliar with hardware modding such as Vmodding, cap modding, etc, and are very new, I WOULD NOT SUGGEST THIS!
It will probably provide at most 1-3C if done *properly* using an accurate tempurature probe and correct remounting pressure.
It is not extremely beneficial, especially for a light air overclock, and puts your CPU in great risk of being killed.
I would actually suggest obtaining a dead CPU (p4 or A64) and de IHS it first so you get the feel for how it handles and make sure you are wary of any SMD's that are under the IHS. (Use an uncapped picture of the same CPU for a guide).
Also, use a foam over the pins (the little black foam newegg sends CPU's in works GREAT) to prevent pin bending, or you'll be spending a few hours fixing those aswell.
Actually it depends on how well the IHS is fitted to his CPU. Most arent actually fitted THAT well and he will lose about 5c off load temps. If his CPU IHS happens to be like mine was though, he'll lose almost 10c off load temps.
WARNING: I am cracking down on stupidity in the forums. Anyone caught making a dumb statement clearly not knowing many, if any of the facts, will promptly be directed to xtremesystems.
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