Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL
I'm sure your temps will be fine... plus that's only part of the equation - most of it depends on whether or not your OC is severely voltage limited or if it's simply temperature. If it's the later then you can simply add more rad to the loop and overcome it.
If you're going to require a ton of voltage for your chip in order to get to the level you require, or if the core-to-core temps are way off (mine differ by more than 14C during loading) you have a much better chance of getting a good OC by delidding because - most likely - the internal TIM is uneven or the IHS is not making good contact across the entire die.
My overclock is mostly limited by this difference as at 4.7GHz my hottest core is approaching 85C even though the others are all around 70C. The package temps are well managed by the WC loop... but nothing will help that hot core because (I presume) it's not getting enough of it's heat out to the IHS surface to be cooled by the loop. Just like everything else it varies.. and 3770K's seem to do better overall than 3570K's when it comes to OC potential (they're usually hotter slightly, but have more voltage headroom it seems).
Originally Posted by LuckyNumber13
Check out the last couple pages of "Custom PC Magazine Dec 2012"
they show you step by step how to delid /remove the ivy bridges
thermal p and replace it with your own..def. worth checkin out.
i'll grab that magazine and read up as well as the intel forum about delidding. i am still nervous because it's not my money if i ruin it lol it's my girlfriends. but the pros to doing this seem really great.
Originally Posted by NewHighScore
I used mX-4 for about a year straight and recently switched to MX2. I like the texture of the MX2 better then the mX4.
the texture on mx2 is great. best i've ever messed with. you could call me an mx2 fan boy lol.
Originally Posted by HPE1000
You can do either, some people put the lid back on, some dont.
if i do it, i wont bother putting the IHS back on. it'd be waterblock straight on the die. very intrigued about having to use spacers however. i figure one washer should do it, correct? i doubt the IHS is very thick..