Don't poke a bear without knowing how to poke it yet , Loooots of mess up deliddings and destroyed chips out there.
The bear has already been poked..
I went that route with my first 3770k ( which was a MUCH better chip than my current one). It died.
I removed the lid being as careful as I can be, took my time, with an extra sharp and thin blade, went mm by mm.. the lid eventually came off the chip, everything seemed to be going well...
cleaned up the chip using my TIM remover, put some new TIM on, and.. nothing. CPU was dead. gone. there were no cracks, pops, no signs of forced action anywhere near the chip/PCB.. and still the thing died.
So I got a new one that doesn't perform as well as the old one (takes more volts to reach a lower ceiling) and i'm not doing it again.Edited by JoeTesla - 12/17/12 at 7:08pm