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Ivy Bridge IHS Removal - Question

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Yes, but just replace the tim and put the ihs back since without it there's nothing to push the cpu against the pins. If you dont you must remove the retention bracket aswell.
Exactly.


Truly though, you could just scrape off the black stuff that adheres the IHS to the chip, replace IHS, using fresh paste of the same TIM that is there already, and notice the same gains.

The problem just isn't the TIM, at all, it's the IHS and how the chip is assembled that is the source of "high temperatures". And perhaps this is truly why they chose to not use solder with these chips.
 
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Yes, but just replace the tim and put the ihs back since without it there's nothing to push the cpu against the pins.
Wow, good point, the retention bracket indeed pushes against the IHS, holding the CPU down!

The problem just isn't the TIM, at all, it's the IHS and how the chip is assembled that is the source of "high temperatures". And perhaps this is truly why they chose to not use solder with these chips.
Unless I have the burning urge, I think I'll leave it alone. The results of replacing the TIM alone didn't really seem worth it.
 

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I agree. I have removed the IHS of my 3570k(long story about that one, I'll have to type it all out later), and there were some signifigant gains in "cooling", however, it didn't really affect OC one bit.


If you aren't too happy with your CPU, you can always buy a Tuning Plan Warranty, and clock the bejesus out of your chip until it dies. :p

http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/

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So what we are saying is this: Go ahead and push it, we've got your back.