Originally Posted by lifeisshort117
you could try lapping the cpu.
and im intrigued as to your experience with pk-3. i have used the same tim but on my 7970. ended up switching to mx2 when i decided to use tim on the vrms and it ended up running much cooler than the pk-3. the reason i got the pk-3 was because it was the best performer at the time, and mx2 is quite old nowadays. but it seems to do better.
your guys' temps on 3770ks is scaring me lol 70c at 4.7? my 8350 is at 5.2 with 1.52 volts and it peaks temps at ~60c
and im also snagging a 3770k as well so im very confused as to the oc'd temp ranges.
edit: 800th post woo lol
Haven't tried anything but the pk-3 yet.. thought about getting the indigo extreme with my WC parts order but it didn't make it through the final cart screening (wife was over my shoulder!)
anyways, I doubt thermal paste would fix my issue.. I mean the difference between a medium performer and the best is what ? 5c at best ? I don't see it changing matters.
De-lidding.. some people reported 20+ degrees difference, most over 10-12. But i'm scared.. especially after my first attempt murdered my chip.
so even though I uhm.. got away with it, I don't wanna try it again.
and about lapping (polishing the metal to a perfectly flat surface, I gather ?) still voids the warranty and not as effective even if done perfectly, so I don't see that happening either.
Those chips are crazy. at 4.5ghz, mine needs under 1.285v to be stable. 4.7ghz = 1.36-1.37v. The temp difference between the 2 is 20c on my rig. Makes no sense to me but what do I know...