Nice! The new kit is doing better, glad it isn't the IMC.
I thought I might have degraded the IMC on the chip I delidded, but it just got really picky with the mount. 3 different heatsinks & 5 mounts later it boots 2600 & 2800Mhz memory again, thought it was done when I tried it cold & still didn't boot over 2400Mhz.
Originally Posted by LoneWolf121188
Hey folks! About to take the plunge...got a couple questions though:
1) Liquid Ultra should not be used on aluminum surfaces, right? What's the IHS made out of? Nickel plated copper or something?
2) Can I use Liquid Ultra on both the die-IHS interface and the IHS-waterblock interface? My only other TIM is a 5 year old tube of AS5. Liquid Ultra on both would be better than that, right? Any reason I really
should order a tube of Pro?
3) What kind of voltages are people running? My 3770K is currently at 48x100MHz, 1.465 vcore, and it's hitting 95C and failing Prime95 after about 15-20 min. I'm kinda scared to go too much higher on the voltage...but I don't plan on using the CPU for more than a year, so degradation isn't really a concern. But I want to avoid sudden failure. I've seen CPUz screenshots of people pushing 1.7+V...are those just quick validations, or are those Prime stable?
1) correct, & IHS is nickel plated copper.
2) should be OK for both surfaces, not really sure about ultra or pro, haven't tried either yet, waiting on a tube of ultra to arrive myself.
3) it varies, the chip I delidded wasn't great, running 4600Mhz at 1.32 now, it did 4.5Ghz at 1.22, going over 4.5Ghz it starts needing big voltage bumps. People pushing 1.7V on air & water are for quick validations, temps would likely go through the roof under load unless more extreme cooling is used.Edited by FtW 420 - 11/17/12 at 12:37pm