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P4 Heat Spreader Question

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TC

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It's titanium and I believe it's about 1/4 inch thick - gives the impression that there's actually something underneath :p Actually I believe it's aluminum and most likely in the neighborhood of 1/32" thick.
 

ol' man

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Tecumseh said:
What is the P4 die heat spreader made of. How thick
is it? Anyone know? Links?

Thanks.

It is either nickel or silver plated copper.
 

gone_fishin

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It's made of copper with some kind of shiny metalic finish. By looking at the vent hole in the top I'd say it's just about an eighth of an inch thick. I'm thinking of lapping mine and i've seen a few pics of it after it was done but sorry, no links.
 
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Tecumseh

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I was messing around on the Intel developer site and
discovered that the IHS is actually nickel plated copper.

I could find no ref to the thickness.

I have heard of people popping these things off with
razor blades. If any of you ever do that, mic it up. :)
 

ol' man

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Tecumseh said:
I was messing around on the Intel developer site and
discovered that the IHS is actually nickel plated copper.

I could find no ref to the thickness.

I have heard of people popping these things off with
razor blades. If any of you ever do that, mic it up. :)

I have done it about what 6 times now to different chips. I have a thread or two devoted to it. Do a search for,

"Here is what the tualatin core looks like"

or

"New improved method of IHS removal"

It does help cooling some but is not applicable in all situations like if you are suing H2O cooling. I would leave it on then.