- Sep 15, 2007
Don't sweat it. Intel and AMD are known for taking up too much space on their dies. I'm sure it'll be just fine when you slap it back together. I've been using crayon for my TIM and Elmer's for the spreader.
And yes, Q6600 is soldered... I successfully delided mine years ago, the way to do it is cut the gasket with a double edged razor, balance the processor on two coffee mugs (by the PCB, IHS facing down) and use a torch style lighter to heat the IHS until the solder melts and the IHS drops free.
Not as unlikely to be damaged by a butane torch as ceramic... Granted, nothing went wrong and I could have used chunks of 2x4, but I had two identical coffee mugs and their heights were the same with 0 effort. Not to mention ceramic is a pretty safe choice when dealing with fire, so it was one less thing for Mr. Murphy to fuck with.Two coffee mugs? You didn't have anything else lying around?