|I tried doing this to a Dell Intel CA810E board that I was pissed at because Intel processor locked it (BIOS refueses to do anything except 66mhz celerons, even though the chipset can tualatins at 133mhz (810E)). So I decided to throw it in the oven like you guys did, and after slaming it on the floor, almmost everything came off ecept alot of the multi leg (8) decoupling capacitors around the CPU. HEating it against and slamming didn't work, so this is how I improved on your idea, I took 3 paper towels (bounty, thicker, less lily to burn me, use 6 if some other brand), and heated the board, then scrunched up the papaer towels and wiped off the board and all those tiny capcitors came off.|
BUt htat smeared solder everywhere so I took a pot scouring pad and some Ajax and washed the board with it. Now it looks nice enough to hang on the wall. I hate that Dell and Intel forbid upgradeability. Plus I am more of a AMD guy myself (nothing beats a $38 1.4ghz duron that OCes to 2.4ghz).