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So after five months of having my Core i7 3770k water cooled directly on the die the memory controller has stopped working. Very upsetting because I had a somewhat golden chip. I am going to be upgrading to a Core i7 4930k and Rampage IV extreme.

Guys be careful!

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Reasons I wont delid #1, we dont know the long term effects of this..
Reason #2, they never clock the same on LN2 ever again, but clock much better on air and water.. Then you hear about stuff like this.. Hoping it isnt one of the first of many threads like this frown.gif
Best of luck to you brother, sorry to hear about the loss thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Reasons I wont delid #1, we dont know the long term effects of this..
Reason #2, they never clock the same on LN2 ever again, but clock much better on air and water.. Then you hear about stuff like this.. Hoping it isnt one of the first of many threads like this frown.gif
Best of luck to you brother, sorry to hear about the loss thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
You're a bit too paranoid about deliding. If you do not follow the direct die approach and use the IHS, there is very little that could go wrong long term.
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Reason #2, they never clock the same on LN2 ever again,

How often do people honestly cool their 24/7 machine with LN2. Seems to me that LN2 is typically reserved for contests / epeen experimentation. Although very cool to see it go on.

I agree that it sucks his chip died but hey then again it sounds like a nice upgrade opportunity. The chip going bad from what we think may be because he was direct die cooling. However there are a huge amount of variables here as well.

Any visible damage to the chip?
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No signs of any physical damage. That was the first thing I looked for because I used the vice method. It's probably due to the block directly on the die. I canceled my order and am waiting for the new Black Edition Rampage IV.

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How do you know its the memory controller? Also, what volts and temps were u running? Did you have electrically conductive thermal paste? Did it get anywhere on the capacitors on the die?
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Sockets 1A and 1B do not function but I can use 2A and 2B, I sent the board out to RMA and they confirmed that there were no issues. I was using CLu thermal paste. I was running it mostly at 4.8Ghz with 1.26v and benching at 5Ghz with 1.45v and temps were constantly between 60-75c

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