I think some perspective is well warranted when considering the advantages of delidding... when you think about everything else that enthusiasts tweak their systems with to get better cooling or performance... this right here is the equivalent of twin-turbos with a fat intercooler. Whether you wind up with as little as 10C better temps or as much as 25C... there is simply no other single performance improvement that does as much (at least for Ivy/Haswell). Although part of it is due to Intel cutting corners - when you consider the fact that even with the "crappy" stock clocks and volts that Ivy/Haswell runs at - they are very fast, reasonably cool chips... spending 5 minutes and a nominal amount of risk to achieve at least 200-300% better temperature improvements than all the lapping in the world would get you... is incredible.
Instead of getting overly concerned about getting the 'perfect mount' or which TIM is going to give you that extra 1% advantage... we can enjoy the fact that simply by delidding and using almost anything
in between the cooler and the IHS or the IHS and the die... a delidded CPU on inexpensive air setups... has temps similar to a non-delid in exotic custom loops... and for those of us with custom loops... it's like getting 50% of the headroom of DICE/LN2 with less than 1% of the headache!
No point really... just mostly "thinking out loud"...
Originally Posted by Livefreeordie89
its about 1.376v bounces back and forth to 1.368v. As for the delta I am happy with it for now, obviously the delta temp is the only way to compare apples to apples between regions.
Man all of you guys are little girls when it comes to winter
Just wait till its 15*F and snowing.
I could say the same about people like you when it's 119F here in July.