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my hot 3570k. To Delid or not to Delid? that is the question

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  • 52% (61)
    GO FOR IT MAN!!! moaaaaar coaarss errrr. moaaaaar herrrtzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • 47% (55)
    don't do it! dont kill your cpu!
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post #1 of 172
Thread Starter 
my i5 3570k is clocked @4.5ghz at 1.28v and with just 30 minutes of running prime core #2 would already be at 90 degrees+ while the others will remain low 80's. I've reseated my cooler god knows how many times already and I'm getting really frustrated. when I touch the heatpipe closest to the cpu on my NH-D14 it doesn't even get warm rolleyes.gif. I'd even go far as saying even if I remove the fans on my cooler I doubt temps will get hotter.

I really do feel like the temperature is holding me back and I've read about delidding for a few days now. I'm so close on doing it right now but I'm having second thoughts. I've never done anything close to this. the most "adventorous" thing that I've done with pc hardware is baking my once dead GTX 470(and it's still working like a champ atm) and it was so easy and safe even a monkey can do it. but this is something wayy different imo. I could potentially kill my cpu.

thread title says it all. To Delid or not to Delid? encourage/stop me please. TIA OCN smile.gif

and here's a picture of my system just for lulz

post #2 of 172
Your choice, someone here delided theirs the proper way and it still busted.

just make sure you have ~ $230 backed up incase.
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post #3 of 172
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kyismaster View Post

Your choice, someone here delided theirs the proper way and it still busted.
just make sure you have ~ $230 backed up incase.

i just built this system and I'm broke frown.gif
post #4 of 172
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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post

i just built this system and I'm broke frown.gif

LOL.

Well, no pressure lol.
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post #5 of 172
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i just built this system and I'm broke frown.gif

No. Don't do it.

Best case scenario: you successfully do it, your temps drop, and you have 0 real life advantages outside of saying "my chip OC's higher or cooler"

Likely scenario: your chip is garbage and you are broke, so your entire rig is useless

I think its obvious.
post #6 of 172
wrong application but



But really though if you aren't getting great temps to begin with it'll help if done right and you are lucky to have it work.


I did on mine and it was fine (although I don't know if it was better/worse since I did it without trying it first).
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post #7 of 172
true, you really don't need anything higher, its not like its folding@home lol. sure if you were folding you'd need 4.9ghz, but in this case, it doesnt seem like a necessity.
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post #8 of 172
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i dont know if this means anything but I'm pretty confident with my hands. as long as there is a guide I don't think I'll mess it up. I guess I have to think about it a bit more

this is the reason why I created a thread in the first place. I wanted it to be unbiased as possible. thumb.gif
post #9 of 172
It's cool to do.. But yeah.
I'm going to have a look at practising on some old celerons that I have a basically unlimited supply of.. biggrin.gif
I'd suggest you do the same, I don't know how confident I feel yet.

Your TIM sounds like it's really bad.. Like really really bad, or just a bad CPU. To be honest I'd clock it back to 4.2GHz with something more managable for now. thumb.gif

EDT: I've also got the cash for an i3.. Well I can grab it easily enough. tongue.gif
 
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post #10 of 172
It depends. I say it worth it...but i'm biased.
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