Originally Posted by winkyeye
Are the new ones using better TIM? I pretty much got my original 3570K when it was released
Ivy Bridge's heat problems aren't caused by the TIM used....... Its caused by the spacing between the die and the IHS which is due to the sealant that they use to keep the IHS on the actual PCB/die. The TIM they use is quite good.
If you didn't know the exact reason for why de-lidding works, I'd just suggest not de-lidding at all. De-lidding is something you do when you have: patience, and knowledge of what it does and how to do it.
And Ivy Bridge's heat problems aren't honestly insane as you think. Hell, the TJ Max on these things are 105C. 90C isn't going to hurt it at all. People baby these chips so much its ridiculous.