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Going to send in one of my retail 7700k to get delied. Does this prosses have to be repeated every few years? Someone told me that the tim can run after a year. True or false?
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Depending on the TIM, CLU has been working for me great without any temp degradation for just over 3 years now. Some TIM will pump out and will need to be reapplied.
 
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Originally Posted by JBizz86 View Post

Going to send in one of my retail 7700k to get delied. Does this prosses have to be repeated every few years? Someone told me that the tim can run after a year. True or false?

None of our customers over the years have mentioned temperatures getting worse, and all of my delidded CPUs still have the same temperatures as day 1. I don't see any reason why you'd need to delid again.


CLU isn't as runny as CLP or Conductonaut. Back when we first offered delidding, I took a delidded/resealed CPU, put it in a box, and threw it in the drier. After being all banged up for 15 minutes or so, the CLU was still all on the CPU die upon inspection after delidding again.

Also when I hear people mentioning CLU "drying out," I tend to think about the gallium being absorbed into copper heatsinks over time leaving behind the additives which then looks "dried out." CLU lightly reacts with the nickel plating on the underside of the IHS, but re-delidded Haswell chips used for over a year still had liquid CLU underneath.
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Thank you for that. Now i just need to pick a cpu lol wish i can have someone else test these chips. Taking along time
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