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I delidded my i7 3770K , it ALMOST went 100% correctly

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The delidding itself was pretty straight forward, i used a razor, the thinnest i could find and just ook my time cutting through the adhesive.


However, the processor has been in that socket for 4 years. I don't think they are meant to be taken out of sockets often, because the pins in the motherboard are sharp, and when you install a cpu they kind of poke inside the gold plating to ensure good contact.

This is perfect for one time installment. However, the more times you uninstall and install the cpu, the more damaged the gold connectors get, up untill a point that one or more pins don't have any gold to connect to .

I speeded up this process by making a big mistake : When the cpu was not clamped down yet, i used a cloth to give the processor one last whipe . This caused the processor to move ever so slightly in the socket.
At first i didn't even think about this becoming a problem, untill i fired up my computer. > Code 55, memory not found frown.gif

I took 1 memory bank out, and thank god it fired up again. I now have to use slots 2 and 4 , because slot 1 is definatly not working anymore. The modules still run in dual channel mode, and there don't seem to be any stability issues , but i could have easily destroyed more gold connectors by doing what i did.

Temps have dropped considerably (-20 degrees), ambient temp is almost 30 degrees celcius atm, and @ 4,8 ghz and 1.4 Vcore, the cores stay under 80 degrees @ full load prime95. This is with a 50 dollar coolermaster watercooling set, it has a tiny radiator.

So it was worth it, but don't mess with the cpu until it's clamped down smile.gif
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It could also be that you hit something when using a razor to cut the IHS off rather than something happening with the pins that would cause one of the memory channels to stop working. I think that's more likely the cause tbh.
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If you really want to believe in what you just said go ahead.
But know this, if what you said is true, why LGA? Why not BGA then, if it's not supposed to come out it would simplify everything, I mean laptops are now using BGA because it is not expected to be disassembled...

Anyway, you did something wrong. You can google it and it will be countless threads everywhere of "I delidded and now memory slots dont work".

3770k Memory Error 55 After Delid

Haswell CPU dead

Other Forum same story, delid now memory doesnt detect everything

You can keep googling it if you want to.
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Originally Posted by MaximusFleximus View Post

The delidding itself was pretty straight forward, i used a razor, the thinnest i could find and just ook my time cutting through the adhesive.


However, the processor has been in that socket for 4 years. I don't think they are meant to be taken out of sockets often, because the pins in the motherboard are sharp, and when you install a cpu they kind of poke inside the gold plating to ensure good contact.

This is perfect for one time installment. However, the more times you uninstall and install the cpu, the more damaged the gold connectors get, up untill a point that one or more pins don't have any gold to connect to .

I speeded up this process by making a big mistake : When the cpu was not clamped down yet, i used a cloth to give the processor one last whipe . This caused the processor to move ever so slightly in the socket.
At first i didn't even think about this becoming a problem, untill i fired up my computer. > Code 55, memory not found frown.gif

I took 1 memory bank out, and thank god it fired up again. I now have to use slots 2 and 4 , because slot 1 is definatly not working anymore. The modules still run in dual channel mode, and there don't seem to be any stability issues , but i could have easily destroyed more gold connectors by doing what i did.

Temps have dropped considerably (-20 degrees), ambient temp is almost 30 degrees celcius atm, and @ 4,8 ghz and 1.4 Vcore, the cores stay under 80 degrees @ full load prime95. This is with a 50 dollar coolermaster watercooling set, it has a tiny radiator.

So it was worth it, but don't mess with the cpu until it's clamped down smile.gif

 

Noooooooope.

 

Those sockets and connectors are rated for at least hundreds of insertions. I'd even say thousands. The mechanical wear placed on the pads or the pins is minuscule and there is a very good amount of ENIG plating.

 

You've either bent a springy contact on the socket or you've cut through the processor PCB.

   
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Allright then. So i scraped the PCB probably then ?

I quickly looked but saw no damage. I had no idea the top of the processor was that sensitive.

Well, not going to take it out again, it's working now for the time being so too scared to take it out again
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Well, you live and learn biggrin.gif Think of it this way, it was still basically a success since you didn't destroy the cpu. I'd call that a win, and you've learned something for next time.
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Originally Posted by MaximusFleximus View Post

Allright then. So i scraped the PCB probably then ?

I quickly looked but saw no damage. I had no idea the top of the processor was that sensitive.

Well, not going to take it out again, it's working now for the time being so too scared to take it out again

Hey to have the balls in the first place to do this and not eff it up that bad is a win in my book. Can't really expect a perfect attempt on anything first try, definitely more so with de-lidding.
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