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I am thinking about delidding my cpu to help temps and get a better overclock. Is it ok to run my water block directly on the die? How much pressure should I put on it if I run like that? How safe is it? I will be using Gelid GC Extreme so I am not worried about shorting anything out.

Anything else about direct die cooling?
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From what I've seen, it Really doesn't take a lot of pressure to damage the die. But EK makes a precision mounting kit that is specifically designed for a delidded CPU die, pair that with an EK Supremacy and you should be golden.
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Does the mounting kit have any drawbacks? I already have a Supremacy block. smile.gif
Edited by hfcobra - 3/22/14 at 1:11pm
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The only draw backs are a duff delid,PCB warping from the lack of the IHS providing even clamp pressure and die damage from uneven/excessive pressure.
The precise mount kit may help with the even pressure issue.
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Thanks I will definitely check it out then.

Do you think it would be safe to not get the kit though?
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The only draw backs are a duff delid,PCB warping from the lack of the IHS providing even clamp pressure and die damage from uneven/excessive pressure.
The precise mount kit may help with the even pressure issue.

So if I did this it would be a safe bet that I should not be moving my computer anywhere anymore? Do you think the mounting kit would make it safe enough? After all my GPU has a block on it right on the die and it is fine.
Edited by hfcobra - 3/22/14 at 1:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hfcobra View Post

Thanks I will definitely check it out then.

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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post

The only draw backs are a duff delid,PCB warping from the lack of the IHS providing even clamp pressure and die damage from uneven/excessive pressure.
The precise mount kit may help with the even pressure issue.

So if I did this it would be a safe bet that I should not be moving my computer anywhere anymore? Do you think the mounting kit would make it safe enough? After all my GPU has a block on it right on the die and it is fine.

The GPU also normally has a reinforcer around it,a thicker PCB and a set gap style block.
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You shouldn't have to worry about damage from moving your computer, the waterblock doesn't weigh enough to shift pressure, and once mounted it'll be solid. Read up on some reviews for the EK precision mounting kit, I don't personally have one but I heave heard good things about them.
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