Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Amish Country - USA
So i finally took the time to pull the chip back out and delid. I haven't seen a post on a vice delid and having watched several videos utilizing a tool, realized a tool wasnt needed for Skylake-X.
I used a cnc precision mill vise, a 1/4" piece of stainless, blue shop towels, and a gauge block. I also took my time and made sure that all objects were lined up properly. Force applied opposite of the onboard pcb chip, against the long edge of the ihs, and that the gauge block in relation to ihs and pcb, were perfect on the same horizontal plane. Next, slowly applied pressure and allowed a few seconds interval between very small movements or application of force until the ihs moved and the pressure had relaxed.
I carefully pulled ihs off, grasping onto the pcb and "wing" of ihs. The ihs popped off smoothly, with ease. After a thorough inspection of the pcb, I couldn't find any foreign marks or damage. Cleaning the black glue off of the ihs is very easy with a savings card or other flexible plastic tool with a straight edge.
I am using TG Kryonaut in the place of the stock tim.
Booted without issue and now testing.
An old toothbrush is the best thing to remove tim from hard to reach places.
Last edited by hotrod717; 05-21-2018 at 08:50 AM.