Originally Posted by Lord Nikkon
I have question. I own E3-1281 v3 CPU and i was thinking to change TIM under IHS. I saw that some Xeons had TIM under IHS and some was solder. Maybe someone knows what E3-1281 v3 has under IHS?
Why i want to delid? I noticed that temps of CPU package and individual cores goes over 80 C even after changing TIM.
Thanks in advance.
As far as I know v2 used to be soldered, anything past v2 is thermal paste. With E3...not sure if there is modern E3s, those I have no idea.
Just remember if you delid it and there is solder, then it's not my fault. BUT...I wanted to buy E3-1271 v3, and that's thermal paste. v2 version had solder. I read this on forums, somewhere else.
If there is solder, you can watch some videos on Youtube how to clean solder off using a razor and adding liquid metal on it, so you don't throw your cpu in the trash.
Some reported that adding liquid on soldered chips made temp difference. I personally wouldn't do liquid metal on soldered chip, too much risk when working the razor for the first time. I never tried, some claim it's very easy.
I delided a bunch of TIM chips though, and if you are careful, it's worth it for liquid metal application. If you are not...bye bye to motherboard, and or cpu.
Been there done that. 8700k ruined, couple of motherboards after sanding down the IHS, and all that good stuff. I know well how not to do it. I ruined GTX 1070ti by adding too much liquid metal at one point, it rolled under the socket. Lost my main GPU that way. So be careful.
TIM sucks on Intel chips, even replacing that will give you probably about 5 degree difference
Want to be safe? Stick with thermal paste. Want to risk CPU for temps? Liquid metal.