Originally Posted by megawatz
So the mounting bracket holds the IHS in place, and it's said to move the IHS a very small amount back because the mounting brackets will move it slightly forward?
Also, is removing the nickel with sandpaper really worth it? I hear people have no change at all, some say -3c. My chips runs 4.5Ghz at 1.33v, should I attempt?
Sorry for all the questions, i've been reading. Thinking of doing a live CPU IHS removal on G+, anyone interested? haahahhahaa.
It's worth it if you want to change your chip.
people say that delidding isn't worth it, new TIM isn't worth it, lapping isn't worth it ... because they each only add 4-5 (Cept TIM change on Die)
But when you delid, change TIM on die, add CLP on IHS, and lap everything, you could be looking at a 30-35ºC drop.
I would definitely lap if you're on the pursuit of performance. Use Coollaboratory Ultra on the die, lap the IHS ... Then cooling can push you even further. Upgrading to a high-performance air heatsink, a watercooling AIO loop, to a custom water loop, to a phase change unit ...
You could end up running 5.5GHz at 24/7 at 0ºC if you're adventurous enough. The sky is [nearly] the limit