- Nov 2, 2004
I'm going to delid my 3770k, and I have been researching the process. My only question is if I should bother re-securing the lid afterwards? I see some people use silicone sealant to keep it back on, where others don't bother and just say to be careful when locking it back into the socket. Would that infinitesimal amount of space the glue was taking up under the lid's edges make that much of a difference in regards to the space between the IHS and the core itself? I'll be using Coollaboratory Liquid Pro on the core itself, and have no real intention of reopening the lid back up once it's done. I was thinking of using a few small dots of epoxy just to keep the lid from wiggling around after, but I wasn't sure if I should make an effort to properly seal it up more than that. I know this is probably a silly nitpick, but I'd rather ask first since this is my first delid effort. Thanks!