Originally Posted by LukeJoseph
I Delided my 3570k this past Saturday. I do have a few suggestions for those nervous, not sure what to do, etc.... This is the first time I have ever done a delid, but I do have a lot of experience with "similar" processes.
The number 1 thing I would suggest, a Heat Gun. You can pick one up from Walmart for cheap. Keep it on the low setting and don't ever hold the gun in one place, just move it left to fit about 8-10" away from the chip. Once warm enough the chip will be hot to the touch. Not burn your self hot, but I would suggest a glove (I used one of my mechanic gloves, as they are thin enough for good feel, but good for heat).
I have a slew of different style razor blades/exacto's and what I found best by far was just a standard plain ol razor. Problem with exacto's, or break away blades, is that are made to be held at the handle, away from the blade. When using a regular razor, you can actually lay the razor flat on th chip, and if you just bend it a tiny bit (like a U), you can almost ensure you will not nick the chip. And if you slip at all, the you should just hit th IHS. Oh and use a new blade, don't pull the blade out of your box cutter that has been sitting around for a year or two.
Of course, always cut away from yourself. I actually put the chip up on its side, and cut down.
The whole idea of the heat gun, is to get the glue soft. The softer the glue, the easier the cut. And the less force you use to cut, the less chance of something going wrong.
I personally did not see a large decrease in temps. But that may be due to the fact that I used AS5 on the die. I have ordered the liquid ultra. Once I get that I will take pics to verify.
My buddy is building a Ivy system here in a couple weeks, so I will make a proper tutorial video.