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Coach December 18, 2012 08:44 PM

3770K owners tempted to delid
I received two 3770K today. One of them I am tempted to de-lid because I feel it should then reach 5Ghz +. Currently it it will do 4.8 with 1.28v (less with droop under load). I have been running prime95 small ffts this evening at those clocks without issue... aside from the temps that is. Load temps are ~90C on the hottest cores. I am using an NH D-14.

I would like to know how many of you who own 3770k (or 3570k) have chosen to de-lid and what your thoughts are?

**I should mention the other 3770k will only do 4.6 with 1.28v. It runs cooler but does not like higher clocks even with added vcore up to 1.35v.

Thank you

Evil Genius Jr. December 19, 2012 04:23 AM

Here's a good how-to if it helps.
Delidded my i7-3770K, loaded temperatures drop by 20C at 4.7GHz - AnandTech Forums
Haven't tried it myself yet though.

Bond007 December 19, 2012 06:56 AM

From what I have read you can get good results, but you always run the risk of turning it into a lightweight brick.

IRQ Conflict December 19, 2012 07:23 AM

Is 200Mhz really worth the risk? Those things are over 300 smackers. When I get mine I plan to park it at about 4.5-4.6 for a dedicated gaming rig. Don't want to tempt fate.

Coach December 19, 2012 08:04 AM

I feel that there is the possibility of clocking this chip over 5ghz if I could lower the temps by 20C. And ya, one does not remove the IHS for practical reasons, this is more of a hobby. That said I do not want to make a foolish decision and I was hoping to make up my mind after reading what other deliders said about the whole process.

Coach December 19, 2012 12:03 PM

Over lunch I decided to pop the top. Here are some poor iphone pics. I am now running Prime95 small ffts at 5.0. woot

I used MX-2 to replace the dry and hard Intel TIM. I think with better TIM I could yet achieve cooler temps. As is load temps are down ~15C.



sswilson December 19, 2012 12:05 PM

Cool! It's been a while since we've had a series of procs that make it worthwhile for enthusiasts to remove the IHS. What are you cooling with and did you do anything different about how you mounted it?

Coach December 19, 2012 12:08 PM

I am using a NH-D14.

I put the cpu in it socket> applied TIM to the cpu die> placed the IHS on top of the die> latched the socket mechanism> applied TIM to IHS> installed HSF

sswilson December 19, 2012 12:11 PM

Ok, so it's not a naked proc, it's just got better tim on the IHS?

Coach December 19, 2012 12:14 PM

that is correct

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