Originally Posted by Benjiw
It will be due to too much pressure on the chip but in all honesty I think his board bit the dust before the chip did, im talking less than half a mm of bowing on my chip so there is no chance a pin isn't going to make good contact.
Going bare die keeps these chips chilled out to impressive levels I'll never use an IHS unless soldered and even then I'll find a way to remove it.
Also removing the latch, I just put my pc on its side and pop the chip in, you can tape it down if you like but I've never had an issue, the chip sticks to the block when I remove it so it's never been an issue.
Yeah, imo you will be fine, and it's working well for you.
Perhaps his board went bad then, he will soon find out.
I still really like the idea of a bare die mount, bought EK's lovely kit for it too.
And a nickel-plated Supremacy, and some CLU from Germany, lol.
Back in the day, they were all bare die, before the IHS was invented!
A few years ago, I delidded my 480 gpus, and ran them naked. Huge drop in temps., although that was a gpu, so kind of an apples and oranges comparison, lol.
Idk why Nvidia decided to put an IHS on those, they went back to naked die with the 580's.
Interesting method of putting the pc on its side, I hadn't heard of doing that first.
I guess it helps to keep the cpu aligned properly during installation.
Well, I have a while to decide on going bare die or not yet, but will have to make a decision on it once the upgrade and loop is finished.