Now slowly and carefully lift the heat-spreader. At some moment, it just tears off, revealing the chip.
Now you only have to wash the thermal paste away and add the cover to your collection (ours includes seven frames from RADEONs and a heat-spreader from a Pentium 4 3.2C).
Alas, this modification totally extinguishes your warranty since you cannot put the heat-spreader back without everyone’s noticing.
That’s what you get from removing the IHS:
- Cooling: Koolance EXOS
- Vcore – 1.85v
14MHz is of course no big deal, but anyway this is a bonus and you may want to repeat this mod, now that you’ve started tweaking your card. It takes little time – about 5-10 minutes.