Originally Posted by BradleyW
Do you void Intel warrenty by running the chip over the default voltage? Or do they cover moderate overclocking? I can't seem to find the exact UK warranty Document for the i7 3770k 2 year warranty plan as standard with all i7 3770k's.
Technically, yes. Intel and AMD says you void the warranty if you overclock at all. Practically, Intel doesn't even ask for a proof of purchase during an RMA. And I believe someone said they allow up to 3 incidences per chip, or that's sort of their limit.
They also have a 'Performance Tuning Plan' where the original purchaser of a chip, for $20-35, can have an extended warranty of sorts that covers any type of overclocking, no questions. I don't think it covers delidding so I didn't care for it.
So a 3770k is in the mail. I need convincing to delid it. Cooling it and my 590 is an EX360, RX240, and RX120 with an MCP-35x so I'm not really hurting for cooling ability, I just like lower temps. I've also read that the best time to delid is before the chip gets sandwiched by a heatsink/waterblock.
I would recommend you test it out first and bin it (set to 1.3v, see if it's good enough that you can crank it to 5ghz in software). A bad chip isn't worth delidding unless you want to do it for fun. The majority of ivies are bad chips and can't do more than 4.5-4.6, so they aren't worth delidding.
Ahh it's so perty. I can't get all of the gunk off of the PCB tho :c
Use a generous amount of Isopropyl alcohol.Edited by Belial - 3/4/13 at 9:55am