- Nov 22, 2005
- 24,285 (5.51/day)
- Indiana, USA
|Processor||Intel Core i7 4790K@4.6GHz|
|Motherboard||AsRock Z97 Extreme6|
|Cooling||Corsair H110i GTX|
|Memory||32GB Corsair DDR3-1866 9-10-9-27|
|Video Card(s)||PNY XLR8 GTX1060 6GB|
|Storage||480GB Crucial MX200 + 2TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive with 128GB OCZ Synapse SSD Cache|
|Display(s)||QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz|
|Case||Corsair 650D Black|
|Audio Device(s)||Onboard is good enough for me|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX850|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro x64|
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). 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!
I've never seen thermal compound that had a stronger bond than the epoxy Intel uses to seal the IHS on.
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.