Originally Posted by ivoryg37
I just successfully Delidded my i5-3570K and running some regular thermal paste to test that it is working. I do have some liquid pro with me and my understanding is that it is metal. What happens if I accidently go off the die or if the IHS spreads the liquid pro once I put it back on? Will it short out the CPU?
not much will happen, except if you damaged the pcb maybe when you delidded it,
everything electric is protected by the pcb,
if you manage to let it run off the IHS, you already know its wrong..
this one was way to much....
this is about right,
Originally Posted by Qlix
Is it worthwhile to lap the ihs after delidding? Seems to me after you remove the silicone adhesive then drop the socket clamp down after reinstalling your going to get a convex ihs anyways? So lapping after a delid seems pointless. I'm probably wrong, just want clarification
no need to lap the ihs, except if after delid the temps are still way of, or temp difference between cores are still very big, (15+C)
then i would look if the IHS is concave/convex or not, the extra temp drop after lapping isnt that big..Edited by VonDutch - 3/31/13 at 1:03am