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I have an embarrassing story about when i first tried to delid my 4790k i did not use the vice only method, but clamp the CPU in the vice and try with a piece of wood and hammer.
But accidentally i did not hold the wood piece good, so i struck it with a hammer and it rubbed over the "bottom" side of my 4790k knocking down many of those caps or small metal things.
After this i successfully delidded it with the vice only method, then put it into a motherboard to test. I did this without IHS and i forgot to turn it off until i saw a tiny bit of smoke coming from the die.
This same CPU is still running 1.425v 4.7GHZ (Bad OCer) for 2-3 years now. So somehow these little processors are tougher then most think.
If you try to run it just use some Memtest and or other CPU stability testing to verify it working 100%.
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