Strange Pentium4 2.66Ghz query

  cyclingchef 17:39 27 Apr 03

I have this cpu here. Is the topside metal? plate
with the printing on identifying the cpu supposed to be removable?? The topside of the one I have here is 1" green mica square with small centre
shiny metal square (cpu die?) on 2 outer edges of
mica is 2 small black strips (some kind of adhesive?) To explain further this is a cpu that
was replaced in my PC (along with Mobo & HDD) sort of why bother to trace a fault just change everything! I'm not convinced this cpu is faulty & wish to retest it in my PC. So do I 'prise off'
the metal plate on existing cpu to put on replacement before fitting? if so do I put thermal paste between plate & cpu die? Or can I buy this metal thingy/plate. Hopefully this makes sense to someone, I'm not sure I understand it!

  mcullum_DX4Life 17:49 27 Apr 03

NO Do not remove the metal plate, it is there to protect the CPU die.

  cyclingchef 18:13 27 Apr 03

mcullum_DX4Life. So I presume the engineer swapped this plate over when he changed the cpu?
Are you saying this cpu I have (that may be ok) is now useless?

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