I'm going to be delidding my 4770K in the next day or two when my CLU arrives in the mail...Can anybody recommend a method of covering the VRM on the chip to keep the CLU from shorting them out?
I've seen somebody use MX4 smeared onto the VRM but that seems like it would only insulate them and make them run hot while still leaving a chance for the CLU to come into contact with them.
I've seen somebody use clear nail polish to coat them but I'm not sure if that can be conductive in any way (doubt it but you never know, it's nail polish not liquid electrical tape) and I'm doubting its ability to stand up to 85C for any extended period of time.
I've also seen somebody use Fujipoly thermal pads (non conductive) and that seemed like the most "legit" route but I'd have to put off delidding for a week or so if I go that road. I don't mind waiting to do things "right" though.
Should I use a non-cunductive thermal pad cut to fit around the die and under the IHS? If so, can anybody recommend something that I can get shipped quickly in the US, preferably Newegg since I get free 2-day shipping from them (which is usually actually overnight
Also, the easiest solution for me (I think) would be to just use liquid electrical tape
... it has an operating temp of up to 93C (not sure how hot the VRM gets but I doubt that hot) and I can just brush it on and have a nice non-conductive coating that should peel off without trouble if need be. Anybody have anything to say about this idea?
Thanks OCN geeks