Originally Posted by akiles333
Is it normal that i get worse temps when i'm not using clu/clp after delidding? because im getting 10-15 worse idle temps and 10 load temps.. i'm using akasa 455 and i'm kinda worried because i have some minor scratches on the die itself.... some guy said that the clu would cover up the scratches though..
Try taking it apart and re-applying and re-seating the IHS. The first time I did mine with MX-4 it was worse, and then when I took it apart it was apparent that the MX-4 hadn't spread out on the die very well. Die with no thermal paste on it doesn't work well at all. Also make sure the IHS didn't move when you locked the socket.
Originally Posted by magicase
I'm planning to delid a 4770k with the wood/hammer/vice method but I don't have any old CPUs to practice on. What is the chance of my killing a 4770k if I was careful in hitting with the hammer gently?
Pretty low. Take a few low-power swings to get the hang of it, and if it doesn't come right off gradually amp up the strength. I got frustrated after two swings and hit it a lot harder with the third and the chip went flying off. Put a towel behind, and make sure the vise doesn't move.
Originally Posted by moowarcow
I hear Coolaboratory Labs Liquid Pro and Ultra is very difficult to remove. Do they ever need to be reapplied once installed? I'm trying to find a good all-round thermal compound that doesn't require much maintenance while not sacrificing performance.
It is very easy to remove from the die itself, but can be hard from the IHS. But you shouldn't ever have to reapply it unless you take the chip apart again. And MX-4 is a solid all around paste.
Originally Posted by mercs213
Vice method. I toke some whacks at it tonight but I think the wood was too soft.
I think I whacked it pretty good with my hammer and the processor was in tight, but it looks like the side of the processor was just making an indention into the wood.... threw it back in for a quick sloppy boot and it still works.
Can anyone comment on how "hard" the wood should be? I don't think the processor should intent into the wood...
Thanks and hopefully I can get it off tomorrow when I have more courage... lol.
I just used a cut-off piece of 2x8 I had lying around. It did make some indentations in the end anyway though. There isn't a lot of clearance on the bottom, so don't use anything with a rounded edge, like the side of a 2x4. Use the end.