I finally did the delid to my 9900k and was happily surprised at the improvement...
I had been putting it off thinking it wasn't going to be huge, at least not like the 7700k's I did...
But it helped quite a bit... temps are way down and with the same voltage (1.35) I was able to go from 5ghz to 5.1ghz no issues... Stress tests great with lower temps by far than 5ghz was with the lid...
I used the rocket cool delid kit with direct die frame... and thermal grizzley conductonaut
Now I'll see how high I can go keeping within comfortable voltages for a 24/7 build...
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Samsung 970 Pro m.2 512GB
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Western Digital Black
EVGA 1200 P2
Windows 10 Pro X64
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