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So I have decided to delid my i7 3770k which runs fairly hot. I have read a lot of the material on this site and others on the subject, and although I am committed to it, I am a little nervous about it.

I have decided to try the method of 2 wooden blocks and a hammer to separate. I have a couple questions.

First, I see in the diagram that it is either the top of the processor or the bottom of the processor which has the lip of the PCB sitting above the one block, while the other side rests against the other bock. My question is, does it matter which side has the lip above the one block while the other side is against the other block? As well, does it matter which block you hit with the hammer?

As well, does it matter what type of wood you use? I see your wood hardness chart, but wasn't sure if you were suggesting a hard or soft wood.

Another question, as far as cleaning the die once it is separated, do most people use alcohol to clean it? Do you use a paper towel to wipe it or something else? I know the die is very delicate, and I was thinking even some paper towel could possibly scratch the surface.

Thanks for the input.

Rylant
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I hear that to properly delid a vise is recommended.

The wood you should use is supposed to be pine since in is so soft and will absorb the damage onto it rather than onto the cpu.

The lid aka metal heatsink should have its lip of it on the wood while hitting as to dislodge the adhesive they use to hold it on.

atleast as far as i have read about it so far
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You use the block of wood against the plastic PCB of the chip, whilst the IHS (metal lid) is held in the vice. I've done it about a week ago and it was very easy. My build log can be seen here.
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help.

One other question. After the process is done, do you glue the 2 pieces back together, or just piece them together and let the retention clip hold them in place?

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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help.

One other question. After the process is done, do you glue the 2 pieces back together, or just piece them together and let the retention clip hold them in place?

Rylant

Don't glue, that was part of the heat problem...the thickness of the glue created a gap between the IHS and die. Retention clip is plenty strong.
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Don't glue, that was part of the heat problem...the thickness of the glue created a gap between the IHS and die. Retention clip is plenty strong.

i completely agree with this statement

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