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Delidding 3770k always?

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Good day.. Maybe a stupid question but I've not seen anybody mentioning this in the related threads. I am building my first pc starting tomorrow afternoon.. 3770k on an Asus z77 vpro. Air cooled. My initial goal til I get more comfortable is 4.5ghz. are people delidding their 3770k as a default before overclocking? Should I even worry about if I don't plan on going any higher than 4.5ghz?

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post #2 of 5
No, the majority of people don't delid because (some may view it as) a hassle and not worth the small temp differences. Plus it voids warranty and I assume if you mess up you could kill the chip. In your situation I wouldn't recommend it.
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I typically feel if you're asking these types of question about this type of subject, its something you probably shouldn't be doing smile.gif People are doing it for lower temps as Ivy tends to run hotter than Sandy, though unless you really want to void your warranty and potentially damage your chip, I would say avoid it, buy a decent air cooler, watch your volts when overclocking and you should be fine thumb.gif
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The reason I ask is because I'm new to this and I had seen threads elsewhere regarding delidding the processor due to the slightly higher temps. Just wanted the answer from the O/C experts. Thank you for the info guys. Not planning on delidding. Build starts within the next 6 hours when the UPS guy arrives.

-Damien
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Delidding the CPU is something that is really not recommended as it gives you less than what you put in. You don't get much better cooling as the real problem lies in the die density. Since you are aiming for 4.5 Ghz overclock only I highly recommend you don't delid your CPU. I on the other hand did delid my CPU because I have a subzero cooling kit and want every last degree out of my CPU and did give a rat's arse about the warranty.
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