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I know that delidding brings about a drop in temps which allows for better overclocks. But how much would it bring down temps by? Will it make a difference with regard to my chip? Please help me out here. Thanks in advance smile.gif
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I know that delidding brings about a drop in temps which allows for better overclocks. But how much would it bring down temps by? Will it make a difference with regard to my chip? Please help me out here. Thanks in advance smile.gif

The die is soldered to the heatsink, ... delidding is useless
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Damn...Now that totally sucks. Was hoping to reach 4.2Ghz frown.gif
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Damn...Now that totally sucks. Was hoping to reach 4.2Ghz frown.gif

heat transfer is very good.. ( if the die is soldered to the heatsink.)
you can check your cpus heatsink if is not concave, and lap it in this case
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I'm using the Phenom II x4 stock cooler. The one with two copper heat pipes. How do i check if it's not concave?
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Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post

The die is soldered to the heatsink, ... delidding is useless

Not exactly true.
Yes it's soldered on but it can be removed for better temps. However since it's soldered on, there is a definite risk in doing so as in killing the chip but even when they weren't soldered on, you still had this possibility.

You can read about it here: http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=332705
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