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Wolfdale IHS removal?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Sasqui, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Sasqui

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    I can't find anything juicy on the web about Wolfdale IHS removal, plenty of Conroe horror stories :laugh:

    Anyone here attempted that or a lap?
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    im interested too... what benefits can you await?:)
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    never had an extra chip to decap...
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    I wsh I had a flat lapidary... grind the IHS off slowely to expose the core.
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    The core won't make contact with the cooler if you take the IHS off. Do it, and you'll be left with a useless chip.
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    isn't that where inovation and custom cooling comes into play? :p course i think most of us would probly end up applying too much pressure and damage the chip without its IHS.
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    Yep, you either have to modify the socket retention mechanism, or the cooler. The core is below the metal around the socket.
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    Wile E knows what he's talking about ;)

    cough peliter cough
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    i broke an X2 once, because i tried to fit a 300g copper block on it. on the bare die. OW^^
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    Hmmm... that does pose a small challenge. I had a koolance shim on my previous build, about 1/8" or so thick to raise up the WB - the WB interfered with some of the power caps. Hard to tell if the shim raised the temps or not. I'm sure it didn't help.
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    BUST OUT THE RAZOR BLADES AND BE CAREFUL!

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes:Help discourage him...maybe that would be the best help tho:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Like I said, they had to modify the board. I also happen to know this from first hand experience on a delidded E4300. An apogee waterblock wouldn't make contact with the core because it hit the metal around the socket, even with the top plate removed.
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    I figured i'd link him to the proof. The only things i ever took the IHS off to mess around with were 478 chips
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    180-190 typically.

    Could you just keep lapping until you got to the core? Then take .0005 off the remaining edges of the ihs and you can still use the stock retention system.
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    Not unless you have a heatsink that fits down into the hole of the cpu hold down. The core is below the level of the metal surrounding the socket.
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    Ah you had mentioned that the core itself is below the bracket. And adding a spacer would put you right back where you started.

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