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Relidding - Part 2

Place the Relid Alignment Tool

Place the Relid alignment tool on the Rockit 88 CPU tray, and ready the IHS to be lowered into place.


Installing the IHS

Align the IHS so that the mark we made earlier matches with the CPU arrow. Set one edge of the IHS on the CPU, against the Relid Alignment Tool. Lower the opposite side of the IHS into place.

Glue IHS Into Place

Take your superglue, and apply a small drop on each corner of the IHS where it contacts the CPU. Note the location of the glue. I have better luck when I place the glue in this area. It helps for the next time you want to delid. The glue seems to release better in this position.

Once you have the glue drops on each corner. Time to clamp it with the spyder.


Relid Spider


Use the 3 thumb screws from the delid tool. Place the spider on the relid guide and line up the screw holes. The spider has one leg that is a touch longer than the other two. This makes it easy to line up. Drop the screws into the holes and tighten until they contact the spyder. Again, they don't need to be tight, just snug.

Install the plastic bolt and gently tighten to hold the IHS in place while the glue cures.



Leave the clamp on the CPU for an hour or two just to make sure the glue has cured.

I cheat and use a toothpick to check if the glue has hardened up.

Remove the spyder by backing the big bolt out to release the pressure then unscrewing the three thumb screws.

The CPU is now ready to be installed in the motherboard.