Well, I killed yet another cpu. I tried to pop the IHS off of my X2 6000+. Had it good and warm and everything, but the core ripped out. Mine appeared to be soldered. I didn't think AMD did that, but the silvery substance squeezing out from around the core where it meets the IHS is shiny silver, and hard as a rock. I have to have some of the worst luck with computers. At least I have this X2 3800+ (very first batch ) to hold me off until I get my E6600. Pics below.