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Razorless De-liding

Welcome to the short and sweet guide to delid your Intel Ivybridge 3570k/3770k CPU These steps were developed by the local user fnarfbargle

Before we get started Here is an excellent place to read a few facts and to learn about the what,why, and how to(delid with a razor).
[Official] Delidded Ivy Bridge Club

Alright to begin with gotta have a disclaimer:
We take no responsibility of your injures and the possibility of personal harm and destruction of your chip.


Doing any procedure where de-lidding is happening will obviously void your warranty.

While delidding this way is "easier" it can leave marks/Indentations on the side of the IHS This will not harm the CPU but may interfere with any aftermarket coolers if the Indentations are severe enough.

Usually Caused by over tightening the vice



Now lets list what you need

You need a Vice (could have rubber arms or metal its up to you, Personally just use what you have).
OK just some advice for people wanting to do this. I just tried 5 different Vice's in a shop and none of them would bite down on the CPU. (I am testing with a non soldered 775 Pentium). If the vice you use is an older vice with rounded off teeth, forget about doing it until you get a smaller electronics or precision vice. If a larger style shop vice is fairly new and still has good sharp corners on its jaw, that should be fine as well. You probably only have a 1/16 of an inch to bite down on.


Second a hammer! Or "Calibrated Hammer"
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(The Favorited tool of Jeremy Clarkson!).


Some piece of extra wood (Needs to have a flat side)



The Cpu (if you can guess which socket it comes from KUDOS to you) Hint: its not 1155
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And your brain and judgement.
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-Thanks to jamdox

Now onwards to the steps!

  1. You want to make sure your vice is secure(you could have it mounted to something or just have someone holding it opposite to the direction you are hammering)
  2. Proceed to clamp the IHS down Now you will find that your IHS has 2 "lips" or "ridges" you could clamp to, Now you want to clamp it on the ridge that is furthest away from the PCB(refer to pictures) You want to clamp it to the point where you can no longer move it by hand and it is secure. (Warning: Over tightening could lead to some Indentations left on your IHS Depending on the type of Vice).
    • one suggestion, I see most have been placing the chip with the long axis of the die in line with the strike direction. it may be better to place the cpu in the vise with the long axis of the die perpendicular just in case it whacks the far side of the IHS. Unlikely, but worked well in this direction too. - Thanks To Jpmboy
    • Took longer to get to the garage than I spent in it... This is a fantastic idea. I'm not sure if it was mentioned or not, but I would recommend placing the cpu in the vice so that the two little tabs/ears on the lid are resting on top of the jaws. This places the core(under the lid) parallel to the vice jaws. This way, when the lid starts to come loose and shift, it has more room to do so before hitting the core. Not that you should be hitting it THAT hard anyway... - Thanks to dbranger94

  3. Now after you have securely clamped it, You then want to pick up the piece of wood, Line up the flat side Horizontally against the PCB (see picture)
  4. Finally take the hammer and give it a few good solid whacks, If you have it clamped securely the CPU should not come loose, in an event that it should come loose then re-clamp it and proceed after a few good solid hits the PCB will separate from the IHS.
  • Suggest adding a longish adhesive tape to the PCB and the vice to reduce the risks of flying objects and damage, should help some what. - Thank you MacClipper

After you have Separated the IHS form the CPU You would need to "scrape" the glue/adhesive Off both the PCB and the IHS, Using a credit card worked great for me! For more tips on how to do this, Refer the the Delidded Club( linked above)

Here is a quick video I did on my 3770k Excuse me as I was quite nervous lol.

After "Scraping off the Adhesive you then proceed to apply TIM to the CPU die The most recommended TIM to apply on the die is Coollabroatory Ultra/pro here are some links on where to buy!

Any questions and comments can be posted here!(If there are any changes to be made to the OP just leave a comment below and I'll change it ASAP(

Thanks for reading and Have fun Delidding!
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Thanks for the guide. It looks dangerous but if done properly, you'll have a safe de-lidded ship! Just in time for the new EK blocks
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I've been wondering if there's a vise-less method of doing this. Can you just use a pair of 2x4's instead of the vise, and then have one end backstopped by a bunch of cinder blocks? (You would then need a 3rd piece of wood to hammer on)
 

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Thank you so much. I will be doing it this weekend. Is there any chance the PC will rip from this?
 

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I've been wondering if there's a vise-less method of doing this. Can you just use a pair of 2x4's instead of the vise, and then have one end backstopped by a bunch of cinder blocks? (You would then need a 3rd piece of wood to hammer on)
That sounds like plan but you would need to hold 2 sides of the IHS down, If you can achieve that with out it moving so much while hammering it would work.

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Thank you so much. I will be doing it this weekend. Is there any chance the PC will rip from this?
As long as you hammer parallel to the PCB there isn't a chance as the adhesive would give first.
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oh wow... but a razor is 50 cents, a vise 50 bucks

inb4 string tied to doorknob method.
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agreed this is a useful method to those who already have a vice, if have access to a vice.
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I could see how a 50 dollar vice just used for a few seconds and then returned could be happening lol.
 

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A 4 inc vice is like $30. You can use it for other things too and much safer then the razer and faster.
 

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oh wow... but a razor is 50 cents, a vise 50 bucks

inb4 string tied to doorknob method.
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This is true but that little .50 cents can kill your CPU much easier/quicker than that 50$ part would.

Like OP said, rent/borrow/buy then return many options lolz

EDIT: Or you can buy the vice and parts, then start delidding and selling the chips online for those who don't want to risk it their self.
 

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That's a great idea.

Is there a way to fix any indent without making it more uneven?

How much temp difference does a (small) indent make?
 

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Like OP said, rent/borrow/buy then return many options lolz.
Went to home depot already and looked into it...problem is that I think the vise has to be bolted down to the bench to be really solid.
 

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hmmm. I got all the tools to do that....
now I need the video on how to apply TIM.
Will work on that as soon as my waterblock comes in DT is making my Sniper extra slow lol.

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That's a great idea.

Is there a way to fix any indent without making it more uneven?

How much temp difference does a (small) indent make?
The indention is on the side of the cpu you could just sand the side, Its more like a nick in the IHS its nothing major.

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Went to home depot already and looked into it...problem is that I think the vise has to be bolted down to the bench to be really solid.
Not really I have done 2 just having someone hold the other end of the vice.
 

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Went to home depot already and looked into it...problem is that I think the vise has to be bolted down to the bench to be really solid.
Not really I have done 2 just having someone hold the other end of the vice.
Fortu/unfortu I only have a cat available to help, and I think he wouldn't be amused
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hmmm. I got all the tools to do that....
now I need the video on how to apply TIM.
Thermal Information starts at 7:32

TDub is a great OCN member and is mostly seen in the Asus OC Guide but other places as well. He used the Razor Blade Method but the video gives you more information as well that you might have. You can also find how to apply paste and really good information on the Delid Club link above.
 

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Very cool - if I still had my Ivy Bridge I5 I would definitely do this.

To me it seems infinitely safer this way - I've done plenty of things with vices and I could see this working out with much less time and anxiety than the razor blade method....
 

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Fortu/unfortu I only have a cat available to help, and I think he wouldn't be amused
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hahaha that is true, In your case yea you would have to have it secured. or you can have it against the wall that would help.

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I will be delidding soon, but something about this method scares me more than the razor blade method.
hmm What are your concerns about it?
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I'm going to guess that's socket 775?
lol you got it!
 

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hahaha that is true, In your case yea you would have to have it secured. or you can have it against the wall that would help.
hmm What are your concerns about it?
lol you got it!
My concerns:

Warping, scuffing, or separating the pcb at the edge

The chip flying away
The die clipping the raised edge of the IHS when it dislodges.

I'm debating this method vs razor blade, as I have a new 3770k coming soon!
 
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