Here's my delidded processor:
I did this about 3/4 months ago, and i've just had to do the delid again because temps started to creep up to Tjunction limits.
After the delid, i got my 20c headroom back.
I'm expecting to have to redo the delid again in another 2+ months down the line, this is now the third time i've done so.
I've been keeping a log of my temperatures during idle and stress testing in this machine, i do a test immediately after delidding then again with a few weeks intervals, jotting down ambient temps as i go. (Dust is also not a factor as the machine is often very clean between checks)
Temperatures noticably increase, under the same conditions, over time, to the point of tjunction which is pretty much were i was at before i delidded in the first place.
Re-doing the delid fixes this problem straight away.
Originally Posted by Shawnb99
I just sent mine out to be delidded, too scared to do it myself and this was my biggest concern.
I’ll definitely will be keeping an eye on this
After having to redo it did you notice how the LM looked, did it indicate anything that could point to the issue?
Nothing at all no. I do re-use the liquid metal by sucking it back into the syringe and i'm very meticulous as i undergo this whole delidding process.