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Poll Results: What to use to protect 4770K VRM from Liquid Ultra

  • 10% (1)
    Clear nail polish (Max operating temp unknown)
  • 30% (3)
    MX4 paste
  • 40% (4)
    Liquid electrical tape (Max operating temp ~93C)
  • 20% (2)
    Non-conductive thermal pad cut to fit under IHS and around CPU die
10 Total Votes  
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

The caps on the PCB won't create heat, at least nothing compared to the hot die a few millimeters away, but I would think everything under the IHS is going to be hot while the rig is running with that little furnace of a die in there.
I've corrected the VRMs / SMD capacitor mistake a few times too, but most are thinking they are VRMs so I just stopped correcting instead of keeping on saying it. Doesn't really matter to most folks as long as they aren't getting knocked off or shorted

Yeah, I figured everything under the IHS was quite warm seeing as the CPU runs so hot - physics are funny like that.. Thanks for backing that up because I didn't understand how they couldn't be getting hot sitting about 2mm from an 85C CPU die.

The VRM mistake is likely coming from some bad information online - I was calling them VRM due to something that JJ (Asus Rep) said in an OCing video about Z87 and Haswell which I believe he may have done with Newegg IIRC.

I understand that they are just capacitors but as you said, I really can care less what they are called so long as I don't knock them off while delidding or short them out with the CLU if I were to let the IHS slide or something along those lines.
post #12 of 15
Originally Posted by HairyGamer View Post

Why did you post on my thread just to be annoying? Go away dude - I called them VRM in one other thread and posted this before you rudely corrected me. thumb.gif

They (whatever you wish to call them) get warm, we'll all have to agree on that. You can't say they don't get hot - maybe they just run hot and don't need to be cooled by design.

Unless you have some Intel credentials I'd stop trying to sound like such a knowitall. rolleyes.gif

I responded here because unless people stop calling them VRMs new people will think they are VRMs and the merry-go-round will continue. If bad info keeps getting spread (like the 1.52V max voltage thing from a few years ago) then it keeps providing people bad info. I'm sorry you took it personally, it wasn't meant as an attack, but there are tons of posts in the delidding threads about the capacitors and what to cover them with.

And I didn't mean the hundredth time you said it wrong, if that's what you got offended about, just that they have been incorrectly called VRMs by a lot of people.
Edited by Forceman - 7/23/13 at 7:43pm
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Just got my PC back together after a successful Haswell delidding.

I used a razor blade for 85% of the work and then a thin plastic card to finish it off as safely as possible.

I used liquid electrical tape (rated for ~95C) on the capacitors to the left of the die to protect them from contact with the CLP.

Pics to come tomorrow, I really need to get to bed because I have to go to work in ~6 hours.

Anyway - the good news is that I went from 86C to 54C!! That's a sick 32C drop thumb.gif

This is awesome! Can't wait to try to OC from scratch again tomorrow - I was stable at 4.5 but I went back stock because of temps just before delidding.

A few pics for now, more tomorrow - maybe the video too.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Liquid tape on capacitors and anything that could be perceived as a nick although they were really hardly even scratches.

If you look closely you can see the scratch on the top right of the pic, covered it with liquid tape since I'm paranoid.

Edited by HairyGamer - 7/24/13 at 9:24pm
post #14 of 15
i know this is old but i am about to delid my 4770k. i have a few questions.

what tool did you use to spread the liquid electric tape onto the mini capacitors? i watched a youtube video where a guy used a toothpick and it looked way too sloppy (your job looks as clean as i would want it)

did you use the liquid tape to re adhere the lid to the chip? or are you just using the socket bracket to hold in place? i want to re adhere the lid in case i need to remove the cpu in the future i dont have the hassle of trying to keep it together.

i know its been a while, but do you have a link to where you saw a guy use fujipoly on the caps (as stated in your first comment)? i just re did my 295x2 with grizzly kryonaut on the GPU's, Grizzly minus 8 pads on the Ram, and Fujipoly Sarcon XR-m on the vrm. i have a very small amount of 1mm (may not be enough) and a decent amount of 1.5mm Fujipoly that i could use.

i figure i would just use my thumb and smash the fujy poly over the caps to cover them. but not sure the best way to apply it.

or maybe squish fujipoly onto caps, then use electric tape to glue fuji down to cpu (not cover the fuji, but outline the fuji)? not sure if that would hinder the performance of the fuji pads
Edited by cmoney408 - 12/9/15 at 6:53pm
post #15 of 15
also, my friend 3d printed this little delidder for me. i will let you guys know how it goes.


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