Hi to everybody!
I have been reading your forums for weeks but today i decided to join before i die for a stroke cause by my delidded I7 3770 (no K and no S).
I'm building a new cheap server and i bought a suspciously cheap but brand new(i guess) core i7 3770.
Since it's going to be for a server, i was not planning on overclocking it but i live in a place where summer can get seriously hot, with averages above 38 degrees celsius for 4 long and boiling months and no money for conditioned air and bills....
This is why after watching some videos on youtube i decided to delid it, now knowing that there are connections on the PCB.
After delidding it (and it was much harder and time consuming that the people on youtube) i got the lid off but i didn't know there are connections on top of the PCB.
I found it out after the lid was removed, but it was too late.
After seeing the PCB scaratched on 3 corners i started searching for info and found this nice forum. (Thing that i should have done before delidding)
Also i live in the middle of nowhere so the mobo took a month to arrive, and i didn't want to wait to delid.
When the mobo finally arrived I tested that CPU on the mobo with also a brand new Thermaltake PSU but as soon as i turn in on, i see a slight movemente on both PSU fan and CPU fan but then it never turns on. It looks like there is a short circuit.
Then i removed the RAM, the CPU and the Mobo is connected only to the PSU but still, as soon as i turn it on, there is a slight movement on those 2 fans but nothing else happens. everything stays off.
I usually never turned mobos without CPUs but when i did, they did turn fully on. This time it didn't.
(I should have tested the mobo without the CPU before using that delidded CPU)
It could be that the power supply blew the mobo up, it could be that the CPU blew the mobo up, or it could be that that Asus mobo was not even good.
I'm afraid to test that delidded Core i7 into another mobo because it could fry it, and i don't have any other Intel Core 3xxx CPUs to test in that mobo.
I do have another cheap power supply and when i connected it to the mobo, it did the same thing as the Thermaltake.
I will not delid again because i will keep using AMD or i will just underclock and undervolt the next Core I7 i get without delidding it.
It's a shame what i did delidding and without testing stuff before modifying it, but it's also a shame what intel does with its new ivy briges and haswells.
I hoped that scratches on the PCB where only on ground connections only or cutting just test tracks used by intel to test CPUs....
but that was just a hope.
Here there are some pics: