Originally Posted by Bun-Bun
I've never tried direct die mounting. Does the the die stick out past the socket bracket? Actually how does the cpu mount in the socket without the IHS?
I suggest sanding the bottom of the IHS. You'll need to take the stock intel mounting bracket off by unscrewing the three screws. I am cooling my 9900k using a direct die frame along with a supremacy block from Rockit 88. With my 3770k I used the EK precise mount kit for naked Ivy. I don't see any direct die frames for 8th generation so I suggest reading up on the screw size you'll need.
Did you remove all the adhesive from both the CPU substrate along with the IHS? If you don't your IHS won't make proper contact with the die.