Your wrong cooling significant performance increase with air weren't possible until Sandy Bridge and even then its not truely with air as most air coolers are heatpipe.
Here's my untouched 3770K at 4.6GHz w/1.264V. Used Arctic Silver 5 on IHS.
Highest temps: 82 92 89 85
Here's my de-lidded 3770K at 4.8GHz w/ 1.36V. Used Liquid Ultra on both die and IHS.
HIghest temps: 69 72 74 70
Couldn't be any happier...
Right on the_real_7!!!
Awesome job removing the glue. That chip is spotless. What did you use?
That worked out well. Thanks for sharing your results.
That water cooling system.... I must have it, what is it? Tell me dammit!!
Looks great dude.
Thanks SonDa5 , So watch you did and the results you had showed man , definitely had me wanting that Hella good temps you got in those pictures you posted . Gotta tell you though man that was a great idea to put the block directly on the die , if i wasn't I was cooling so good already that be my next mission . Keep up the the good work man .
According to the poll, i have a 35% chance of destroying my chip.
My problem:Good to see so many people in the poll having success de-lidding!
For those who are having problems please share the problems you encountered.
Not to steal SonDa5's glory, but I was the the one to keep telling him to follow in my footsteps and take the plunge! Certainly glad he and the rest of you guys have seen the light..No IHS and direct die to cpu block FTW!
Haven't bothered trying. Worried it might fry something. Don't understand how things work at that small a level. Even if it did run, I'd be worried about reliability.
What are you on? A $25 cooler on an i7-920 could raise your overclock ceiling to 3.8 GHz from 3 at the MOST with the stock cooler.
Does anybody wrap several layers of tape around the razor so it can't go in too far?
Has anyone ever tried using a bit of vibration? attaching the blade to a weak electric razor or something. This could possibly make a very small oscillating multitool like the dremel saw-maxx.
What is the consensus on TIMs? (is there a consensus?) Does the Liquid Pro cure and almost become like a low temp solder and make it hard to pop the IHS later? Should I be using Ultra (got that on order too) between the DIE and IHS?
Not to steal SonDa5's glory, but I was the the one to keep telling him to follow in my footsteps and take the plunge! Certainly glad he and the rest of you guys have seen the light..No IHS and direct die to cpu block FTW
I've got an i3750k. Any idea how much overclocking headroom this mod would allow? Or are most doing this for temp/fan noise/environmental reasons?