Originally Posted by BroadPwns
After putting the IHS surface tension is going to keep it on the die.
That's kinda what I figured but wasn't sure.
Originally Posted by skupples
it should be fine.
I mean, the PC has been sitting vertical all this time, right?
You should try the solder pads next, if they still make em. Screw liquid metal, just reflow some solder between chip & block. It was a terrifying first application, but my 4930k has been running w/ solder reflow pad for years and years now, zero change in temps.
I don't think I have any need for solder pads since I'm going to be selling it. And yeah you have a point with it sitting vertically this whole time and no issue. But I was just unsure what would happen during shipping since it will be tossed all over the place.