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Old November 1, 2008, 10:52 AM
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Default Removing the IHS, Opty 170

Hey everyone,
Recently I upgraded my WC loop and have realized some pretty good results.
However, my Opty 170 has a huge discrepancy in temps between the two cores! At full load:
Core0 32c
Core1 48c
I suspect the IHS is the culprit, and have tomorrow penciled in for, you guessed it.
Going topless. (Removing the IHS)

I've been reading up on everything i can find on the procedure, and have gathered all the necessary tools, and a neoprene shim to boot.
Any further thoughts or tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Old November 1, 2008, 10:56 AM
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Been a long time since I've seen someone doing this... could you do us all a favour and get some pictures of the proceedure in case somebody else is interested in doing it?

Only thing I remember is to be careful once it's naked... don't want to apply too much pressure (but I suppose that's what the shim is for... :) ).

While you're at it, can you get some good before/after benchmark temps?
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Old November 1, 2008, 05:05 PM
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Well, I bumped up the schedule, just finished.
I'd just like too say, this is not for the faint of heart I'm a shaking mess!
Of coarse I had a couple of issues (proc to hot);My shim was garbage, so hard mount.
Nice to see such a fast shutdown

I used to cruise at 255 fsb, now 269, maybe more with a voltage bump, we'll see!

How i did it?
i)Scrapped a disposable razor for one of the blades.
ii)Wrapped said blade in electricians tape for obvious reasons
iii)Carefully put the proc on a piece of firm foam, like a mouse pad. This will protect the pins
iv) Gently press the proc (with foam underneath) against a hard surface and begin to SWEAT
v) I was seated at a desk and rotated each side of the proc. to the edge of the desk, and made the cut. Did this five or six times a side.

vi) The whole time < NEVER > exceeding 3/16 of an inch, for your cut, or you'll nick a bridge

Anyway, you asked for pics, (they're lousy pics) Hmm fatal error on the pics
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Old November 1, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Sorry for the double post, more pics, toned down in size, sorry
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Old November 1, 2008, 05:42 PM
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Cool!!!

Nothing adds to the sense of accomplishment when doing a mod than real fear of messing something up during it. :)

13c drop on one of the cores under load with a higher clock??? Nice!!!!
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Old November 1, 2008, 07:12 PM
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It even get's a little better, just a little
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Bet'cha 1.55V would get you the magic 3G.....
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Bet'cha 1.55V would get you the magic 3G.....
Alas, I'm afraid much more than 2712 seems unattainable at the moment without copious amounts of voltage.
I dropped the multi to nine, cranked the board up to 300, which allowed me to raise my mem up to 246

I'm pretty happy with the results,
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Old November 2, 2008, 11:59 AM
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Cool!!

I've got fond memories of S939. Ran a ton of semprons, but finally got my hands on a great 3700+ chip which paired with an Ultra-D allowed me to get to 3G. I had been overclocking a bit prior to that, but it was the 3700 that got me involved in pushing to the max I could get.

Now that it's settled, how are your temps compared to what they were before?
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