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3770K IHS thermal paste after years of use?

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Hi, fellow OCN members!

I have an opportunity to upgrade from 2500K to a 3770K.

I am aware that the 2500K has a soldered IHS on the die, but the 3770K is gimped with the thermal paste IHS solution, which got me worried.

What I'm wondering is - will the 3770K temps increase over the years, because the internal thermal paste will "become old"? I'm aware that this could only be speculation.

The people who have removed the IHS have mentioned that the thermal paste seemed already old and flaky.

I am not planning to make a major upgrade in the future, because computer parts are expensive for me, so I want this to be futureproof.

Any thoughts are well appreciated! smile.gif
Edited by Karlz3r - 6/17/13 at 2:10am
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Hi, fellow OCN members!

I have an opportunity to upgrade from 2500K to a 3770K.

I am aware that the 2500K has a soldered IHS on the die, but the 3770K is gimped with the thermal paste IHS solution, which got me worried.

What I'm wondering is - will the 3770K temps increase over the years, because the internal thermal paste will "become old"? I'm aware that this could only be speculation.

The people who have removed the IHS have mentioned that the thermal paste seemed already old and flaky.

I am not planning to make a major upgrade in the future, because computer parts are expensive for me, so I want this to be futureproof.

Any thoughts are well appreciated! smile.gif

i would recommend de-lidding to atleast replace the intel tim with some coolabratory liquid ultra, then placing the ihs back onto the cpu, temps drop on average 16-20c, big gains for a small amount of work and makes the 3770k upgrade much more appealing

I would do this exact upgrade route if my 2500k was an average chip but it overclocks very well and handles everthing i throw at it with ease. I am looking more into the upcoming 8-core haswell-e x99 platform
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Delidding is indeed tempting, but I'm afraid that in case of failing with the process I would have to accept a big loss. redface.gif

Maybe I will wait for an offer for the 2600K or 2700K..
Edited by Karlz3r - 6/17/13 at 4:40am
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I just delidded my 3570K a few days ago and I thought the thermal came off kind of weird... it was like it had cured. In my case it came almost cleanly off the die in one piece. I've noticed that's real common from pics I've been looking at. I just saw a comment that thermal paste lasts about 3 years...most people would probably be upgrading by that point. Mx4 brags that it doesn't cure and lasts for up to 8 years. I thought delidding was a simple process and just ordered Coollaboratory Liquid Pro tonight.

I think you would have the edge over a 2600k/2700k with an Ivy and proper IHS paste and cooling.
Edited by Chillin - 6/17/13 at 9:57pm
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It's sad to read what they did with IB just so SB-E would still be appealing.

I said good bye to the thoughts of buying a 3770K and upgraded to 2600K instead. The upgrade was with minor cost to me, so what could be better than that? tongue.gif
Edited by Karlz3r - 6/26/13 at 1:39pm
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