A64/Opteron IHS Removal Guidehardnrg - December 1, 2006
- Retractable blade (aka Stanley knife)
- A suitable beverage of your choice
- Isopropyl Alchohol
- Lint-free cloth or Q-tips (aka cotton buds)
The danger zonesA good idea is to print out a photo of a naked Athlon64 or Opteron to see what is underneath and what kind of distance you have to work with.
| Opteron 146 (939)
|| A64 Venice 3500+
As you can see in the photo, the red lines mark out the edges of the small capacitor networks and the orange lines mark out the additional room you have at the corners. Note that, on the Opteron, along two sides the gap between the black adhesive and the capacitor networks is larger than along the adjacent sides. The Athlon64 seems to have fairly equidistant gaps on all sides. Make a mental note of these distances as well as keeping the printed photo at hand for reference.