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The easy way to de-lid a processor!

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  1. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I went to pull the heatsink on this processor to see what it was. I knew it was a 478 Pentium 4, but I wasn't sure which one. It was in a Gateway with a blown motherboard(every cap had blown on the board:twitch:). I wasn't too concerned about killing the processor, just curious what it was before I tossed the machine in the dumpster.

    Anyway, I pulled the heatsink and the CPU came with it. Normally I'd twist the heatsink first, but Gateway's lovely design left absolutely no room to twist the heatsink. So I expected the processor to come with the heatsinks.

    However, what I didn't expect was that the processor would be cemented totally to the heatsink! I didn't have a heatgun to warm the processor up so I could pop it off the heatsink properly, so I just took a flathead screwdriver and started prying.

    Suddenly it popped and I though I had it... Then I pulled the processor the rest of the way off and to my surprise the IHS had popped off!:roll:

    I've never seen thermal compound that had a stronger bond than the epoxy Intel uses to seal the IHS on.:laugh:

    Anyway, in the end I found out it was just a piece of shit 1.8GHz Northwood. So no loss if it is dead, but I think I'll make a keychain out of the IHS(I did eventually get it off after soaking it in goo gone). The keychain is probably worth more to me than the processor.:D
     
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    Cool... I've never seen that before.
     
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    wow, never seen that before, always had the cpu pop off before the ihs.
     
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    Dont try to pop the tops on any i3 i5 or i7's intel has soldered the die to the IHS
     
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    Wow man I have never seen that before because I don't know about this easiest way to de-lid a processor idea.
     
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    A lot of the 775 processors were this way also. I think they started using solder in the Pentium D days.
     
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    Kind of a misleading thread title :(

    I was hoping for something really spectacular, but instead I get reminded about the shitty thermal glue manufactures use on our loved chips :laugh:
     
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    When I started prying on it with a screwdriver, the love was pretty much gone.:roll:
     
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    Haha! well I can't argue that now :laugh:
     
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    now that we're at it :D

    old sempron lol

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    I always found it odd how AMD would stamp the AMD logo on the bottom of the IHS like that. Like they expected people to see it.:laugh:
     
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    Should have made the title says,"Easy way to make a Mobile P4 from a Desktop P4":laugh: At least when this happens you don't get bent pins...AMD:shadedshu
     
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