Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL
I'm not sure how many vise-delids you've done, but I'm on my fourth now and there's no warping or marring at all - the socket retention bracket does way more damage to the IHS just clamping down on the side bars. Not saying there can't be warping if someone is really aggressive when clamping it down, but if they're warping anything - they're already doing it wrong.
I've found that unless I run a test for a very, very long time (at least 14+ hrs) there's often a 4-6 degree difference between the cores even on the best application. The biggest thing is that your hottest core is at a temperature that's still very far below the limit... so I wouldn't worry about that at all. Even if you were perfect, it's unlikely you could ever perfectly load all 4 cores to create exactly the same temps... at least not with an OS running underneath it... there's always a handful of threads for Windows creating slightly higher loading on one or more of the cores during testing.
Regardless, good job and congratulations!
This one delidded real easy to!
First one moved about 2 cms when it came free.
This one didn't move at all, just seen it move then come back after I hit it and it just peeled off by hand after that
Still, 20'C drop for all of 5 minutes work is pretty good value!
Even managed to do it without pulling my loop down again hahaha, so lazy
I haven't put any marks on mine either in the 2 that I've done.
I think some people just do it way too tight and hit it way too hard....
A little common sense goes a long way!