View Full Version : watch out when u tighten your wb, it cracked my core

09-21-03, 01:39 AM
i removed the IHS on my p4 wiht success

but when i mounted my cascade, it seems like i tightened it a little too much

well it was fine in the begining, but i guess i shouldn't have tighteened it anymore after

the corners are all chipped lol and there is this deep rut,

i will post pics tomorow

yeah so just watch out
i tkilled my 2.4c that did 3.6 @ 1.65


09-21-03, 02:00 AM
uhh.. ohh..?
thats not good.?

09-21-03, 02:59 AM
that means i have to buy a new cpu


09-21-03, 03:18 AM
Why did you take the IHS off? Was there a specific reason or did you just want to snag that last bit of resistance out of there? A good lapping of the IHS should be almost as good as direct contact with the core, as it works as a heat spreader. I know that P4's have a bit of a concave on purpose from Intel. If you do take it off the next one you may want to measure the core to the substrate and make a custom shim so as not to crush it next time ;)

09-21-03, 08:59 AM
That sucks, but it's also why I like AMD, I could break 2 or 3 processors for the price of your 1.

09-21-03, 01:07 PM
i got a shim so this dosent happen :D

09-21-03, 01:25 PM
Hmmm how would you lap the IHS? Same way you would lap a hs?

09-21-03, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by ToolBox
Hmmm how would you lap the IHS? Same way you would lap a hs?
Pretty much. I lapped mine down to the copper and no temp difference. I took my IHS off and got a 4C drop in temps. In my thread about removing the IHS, I stress to be VERY careful when mounting a block. The core of the P4's is more fragile than the AMD's. I don't recommend doing it as you can see what happened to solo.

09-21-03, 06:02 PM
watch out when u tighten your wb, it cracked my core

The WB didnt crack the core m8, you did.

I did a similar thing to my chip. I wouldn't recommend removing the heat spreader, just lap it. If you don't have a shim...you're just playing with fire. Unless you get your chips for free.....:D .....than it's not worth it!


09-21-03, 09:01 PM
hehe hyup
i cracked it :)

but ima see if i can scrape up some $
to get me a new chipppp

09-21-03, 10:21 PM
Sorry to hear you crushed your core Solo. I'm gonna have to get a shim for mine. It would be like playing Russian ruolette everytime I mount my block.

09-21-03, 11:18 PM
can anyone explain the purpose fo teh shim? besides protecting the core

it seems like it would hinder heat transfer

furthermore, where can i buy one :o

09-21-03, 11:23 PM
it would only hinder heat transfer if it was thicker than the core.. but if its about right then it'll protect it =d