9700K Liquid Metal WithOut Delid??

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by RedJamaX, May 7, 2019.

  1. RedJamaX

    RedJamaX n00b

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    Has anybody tried this yet? It seems that most people using Liquid Metal are always going through the delid process... at least, that's all I can find with any results posted online.

    With the 9700K, Intel has returned to a soldered IHS.... I and I've seen several reviews that show how Liquid Metal between the Die and the IHS is better than the solder. BUT, I can't seem to find anything where Liquid Metal is being used just between the IHS and the Heat Sink, without delidding.

    I am aware of the staining / pitting issues some people have experienced... and I am also aware that the nickel plated copper heatsinks appear to fair much better in that regard as compared to polished copper. As it turns out, I will be pairing the 9700K with the Silverstone NT06-Pro, which is nickel plated. I am sure that "quality" / "purity" of the heatsink is likely also a factor, but I would assume that Silverstone is making a quality product.

    Back to my original question... does anybody have a link to test results for using Liquid Metal on a 9000 series Intel without delidding?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    I don't have recent results, but the general consensus was pretty much it doesn't net you much except maybe 1-2C in the best conditions and you have all the extra headaches with conductivity and pitting, etc.

    https://hardforum.com/threads/liquid-metal-tims-experiences.1890422/

    I personally wouldn't use it again. I had some on my 3770k and all it did was make a mess of my HSF.