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The easy way to de-lid a processor!

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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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Dont try to pop the tops on any i3 i5 or i7's intel has soldered the die to the IHS
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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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:
When I started prying on it with a screwdriver, the love was pretty much gone.:roll:
 
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now that we're at it :D

old sempron lol

 

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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