Originally Posted by DJ-CHRIS
Told ya so.
Also, that difference in sandpaper wont do anything, if you want to get a really cool chip, pry the heatspreader off
This may or may not work great with the Core 2's, but it works on every other processor.
@ worshipme, how concave was the IHS? I started on mine with 800 grit, the corners were the high points. I'll post a pic if I've still got one hosted online.
EDIT: Must have deleted the pics last time I cleaned out.
I wouldn't try removing the IHS, I've seen reports of the core being ripped from the die due to the new thermal epoxy they use, it was OK to expose the core on the older AMD/Intel cpus but not something to be attempted with C2D or Dual core cpus
Good to see you got the Q6600 running again, panic attack over.