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So I read this http://www.overclock.net/t/1450974/4930k-whats-up-with-the-hole today and it made me wonder if filling the IHS with thermal paste would increase cooling efficiency at all, or if anyone has tried it yet? The actual CPU is only touching a little bit of the IHS , therefore only directly transferring it's heat to a small portion of the IHS. Filling the entire cap with thermal paste might allow for a better spread of the heat to the IHS and better cooling. What do you guys think?
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no
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No. IHS is soldered to the core. There's no way to make heat transfer better.
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Since you would more then likely wreck your chip getting the soldered IHS off fill it with TIM (remember to much tim is bad, direct metal to metal is always best) and you would probally never be able to solder it back on as good as intel, so you would probably lose performance if anything.
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I'm not talking about removing the IHS, I'm talking about using a syringe to inject thermal paste into the hole in the IHS, as I presume there is a decent amount of unused space under the IHS that could be filled up.
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Originally Posted by breadswonders View Post

I'm not talking about removing the IHS, I'm talking about using a syringe to inject thermal paste into the hole in the IHS, as I presume there is a decent amount of unused space under the IHS that could be filled up.

Just no.
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Originally Posted by breadswonders View Post

I'm not talking about removing the IHS, I'm talking about using a syringe to inject thermal paste into the hole in the IHS, as I presume there is a decent amount of unused space under the IHS that could be filled up.

OH, still a horrible idea if you happen to use conductive paste then good bye chip, your never going to get around the entire chip with paste, and it will act like an insulator making the chip hotter. The only thing not touching the IHS right now is the PCB, which doesn't need to.
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post #8 of 8
Another way to explain this.
Under that IHS there is a small chip. That chip is already touching the IHS.
Adding thermal paste around it won't "increase conduction" to the IHS in any significant way. Thermal paste itself becomes rather useless after it's thickness get's past a thin layer. It's just there to ease the difference in mounting surfaces.

Want better temps? Take the IHS off and work with the core directly.
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