Originally Posted by JamASharpe
Hahaha - I saw that at the beginning before it was sped up! I'd be the same though!!
Well I have it settled at a -0.03 offset at 4.3GHz and the CPUTIN is 42deg and the cores don't exceed 70 deg. This has been stable now overnight and I'll see what it looks like after work. I have just ordered some Arctic 5 paste and I shall look at delidding over the weekend.
Just one thing that concerns me. If the IHT glue is removed, will that alter the height of the chip and hence make the contact between chip and water block less effective? I saw a youtube clip of someone who had totally got rid of the IHT and just put the water block directly onto the bare cores. He had to remove the levered part that clips the chip onto the mobo and the chip was held in place by the pressure of the waterblock. His temps were insanely low. Watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MubcrQE9rx0
It doesn't show exactly what he did - just the result of what he did!
First of all - refund that AS5 - get something like MX2/MX4 - AS5 is very out-dated, and doesn't perform as well as other pastes out there now.
Now for the glue - the whole point of delliding is to get rid of the space between the ihs and the die - yet you want to make sure there something liquid enough protecting metal to metal contact. Thus you have something like CLU in there.
If you put "normal" paste in there, then you'll see no temp difference.
As for the waterblock - it has nothing to do with it - it does make the height a LITTLE different, but not to the point that it will effect waterblock/coolers.
If you go DIRECT DIE - then yes, as you won't have an IHS between your waterblock and die (extremely dangerous btw).
Ah yes - that video - direct die - temps get better, but it is dangerous.
Too much pressure on the die, you damage the CPU.
Too little pressure, temps aren't good.
Not enough paste/ wrong application bad temps.
If you get it right though - amazing temps.
Originally Posted by benjamen50
I'm using Very High LLC, should I put it down to High LLC?
depends on your chip.
You have to check your voltage depending on what you got in the bios in CPU-Z.
by that i mean:
inputting 1.25v in bios
you should hope to get 1.25v in cpu-z (ideally) - you doin't want to be overshooting by much ie: 1.27v nor want to be falling short by a lot ie. 1.23vEdited by Totally Dubbed - 9/3/13 at 6:25am