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  1. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/Forums/showpost.php?p=3278089&postcount=44 Here is a link to a post on XS with a guy that did the same thing. His CPU is also alive. Someone at occlub touch I killed my cpu, well here is someone else that copied what I did to a 45nm cpu and it's not dead.
  2. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    LoL, I knew that the top of the dies is very tough otherwise I would not risk it. I thought people knew that, I guess I didn't think about it. And I'm thinking why do so many people think this is prohibitively insane. The craziest thing about this is not the risk it is the amount of time you...
  3. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    I'm sure there is something else to clean all the powder. It clumps together and becomes paste when exposed to moisture. Things get very messy after a while. I should have take more pics but I my hands were so dirty I didn't want to touch anything. I just had AC on hand so I used that. Use a...
  4. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    The IHS does not get mounted perfectly so there could have been a gap between the core and IHS. If you look at the firs pic you will clearly see the Intel TIP getting scratched so it is not a thin layer under there. some chips have less space there than others I guess just like some tops of the...
  5. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    That is just to show how much you need to take off nothing more LoL. I didn't take a side view from all the excitement. More pics: 1 2 3 4 high res warning. I want to do this to a E7200 I got...hmmmm
  6. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    This is the same pic shopped, just to give you an idea of exactly what you are facing when if you decide to attempt this. I guess i should have mentioned it at the time of the posting to avoid the confusion.
  7. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    This is how much you need to take off. I have a celeron that i might make a ginnypig and take it to a power tool carefully... This is the same pic shopped, just to give you an idea of exactly what you are facing when if you decide to attempt this.
  8. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    Thanks for all the props and the warm welcome :D Here is an update: I left it to prime for 16 hours and it passed. I turned off the AC and close all the windows before going to work. I came back and took this screen shot. The ambient temp was 27C at the time of the screen shot.
  9. Ruslan

    Building gaming PC need advice :)

    I agree with the above statement. I see no reason to buy the highest rated model of anything. one step down from the top will save you 33% on the price of the card.
  10. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    No problem, be very patient with it. Get some thin rubber gloves like they have in medical offices and listen to some music in the process:toast:.
  11. Ruslan

    Building gaming PC need advice :)

    Don't bother with a quad for games.
  12. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    I'm not sure, also sanding upside down for 6+ hours with all those pins....well you know that's kinda crazy.
  13. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    that would be hard. Phenoms are probably better decapitated the old way IMHO because there is no glue.
  14. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    If you guys like it, please digg it :toast: http://digg.com/hardware/Sanded_down_the_IHS_of_a_Q6600_to_the_silicone I could not submit it to point here directly for some reason.
  15. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    Nice, how did you remove it without killing it?
  16. Ruslan

    Building gaming PC need advice :)

    Everything looks good except for the cooler. I had bad luck with pushpin coolers and would recommend a screw mount cooler. I had a very positive experience with the Tunic. Lay down a few more bucks and get a cooler with a real mounting mechanism.
  17. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    There is no solder in between the cores and the ihs. There is some annoying and extremely thick thermal adhesive. Anyone have a link to the maximum pc story?
  18. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    When the cooler is being attached, It is clear that there is no contact because the cooler slides around on the cores and what is left of the ihs. When the coolers screws on, that's space gets tighter from the pressure. If there was an even slight contact problem the temperature would not be...
  19. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    The only problem was that i had to add washers to make up for the 2mm loss of height. BTW running prime at 3.7 GHZ 1.440V load 1.53875 in the bios. no outstanding changes in the temps. scared too push too hard
  20. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    Its not the patience you should worry about, it's how your hand looks and feels after you are done. very big and painful blisters. And if I can sit all Saturday on the net, then I can do this right?
  21. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    How to clean it: I used the arctic clean solution. Fill a small glass to a point where the cpu is submerged and dip the cpu and then use a toothbrush to make sure all that copper dust/paste is off of everything u can let the cpu soak in it but do not leave it there for more than 5 minutes. do...
  22. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    A Run Trough of how to do it, if you have questions ask away. I used 100 grit wet-dry and I was lapping without water because water killed the sand paper way to early. You have to completely shave off the top part of the IHS and this will take 6+ hours. If you rub too fast it will get very hot...
  23. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    Nice bro :) But I'm comparing the last screen shot to the one before it, not my Cpu to your Cpu. Note: I'm aware that this Cpu is below average.
  24. Ruslan

    Sanded down the IHS of a Q6600 to the silicone.

    I'm shocked, look at the temps!