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Removing the IHS on a P4.

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ToolBox

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I tried removing the IHS on my 2.0GHZ P4A processor. And I couldn't do it. What do I need to do? What would you recommend? HELP!
 
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Thanks, I tried an excato knife and all I did was cut up my chip!!! Luckily its a dead one so it doesn't matter too much.
 

UnrealCpu

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ihs remove

Dont use a knife or a razor blade it will cut up the chip.
I used a very very tiny flat head screw driver
 

deathman20

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Don't some people freeze the chip in the freezer to get the IHS off?? I'd think that would be much safter way to do it if you don't have to use something to pry it off.
 

Rocinante

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Another common method is to use dental floss, and saw the adhesive holding the IHS to the CPU....the floss won't damage the board or core...
 

tio

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There is no single solution. The adhesive around the edge of the IHS is a lot harder to cut through on older P4s than it is on newer P4s. If you're having a tough time removing the IHS, I recommend using a long blade, as shown in the linked guide, but I'm sure there are other methods that would work too.
 

ol' man

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There is pretty much one solution. We have been removing IHS's for at least a couple years now and they all come off the same. I have configrmed that the PIV IHS comes off just as easy as the tualatins. One of my PIV's is IHSless.

Check here for a simple explaination. The credit card/phone card under the razor blade is the best method so far. I removed around 10 IHSs.

http://www.ocforums.com/vb/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=65166

http://www.ocforums.com/vb/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=68670

http://www.ocforums.com/vb/vb/showthread.php?threadid=45095

These are all from about 2 years ago.
 

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i used a razor on my last cpu and but up all around the core. I think its a pad idea. The way to do it is gently use a very tiny flat head screw driver and work one corner first. Using a combination of a small pin and dental floss. Razor blades or blades will scratch it up in my oppion
 

ol' man

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UnrealCpu said:
i used a razor on my last cpu and but up all around the core. I think its a pad idea. The way to do it is gently use a very tiny flat head screw driver and work one corner first. Using a combination of a small pin and dental floss. Razor blades or blades will scratch it up in my oppion

Nope, not if done right. I only use the razor blade to get a credit card under one corner then I pull it out and use the card to do the rest of the cutting. Ironically it does not need a very sharp surface. Like I said I have done around 10 IHS's and never scratched a one. Flathead screw driver sounds scary.
 
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Its an old one so it might be hard. I might have to try freezing it and then trying floss. Who knows.
 

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Just from the last several threads on the subject, I removed the IHS on the chip in my signature. Results? Well, maybe three degrees celcius temp drop, but no additional overclocking capacity.

Took me like two minutes, used a razorblade, didn't have a single issue. Not sure that I needed to do it, but hey it was something new to try :)