I recently ordered both a copper ihs upgrade kit and a direct die frame for my 10900K from rockitcool.No, see the videos above, but don't follow the liquid metal application technique. When you are ready PM me and I'll walk you through it. Rockit Cool sells both the copper IHS and the direct die kit. I have the copper IHS and my direct die kit arrived this weekend.
Again, I am speaking from actual expereince. 20C improvement. +100mhz. Der8auer applied TG Conductonaut to both the die and the underside of the IHS. I used CLU and applied to only the die. I am not sure if he took his time, but it took me about 20 minutes to spread perfectly and evenly as thin as absolutely possible. I then applied thinly and evenly to the top of the IHS as well.
I did not see such an improvement to my 7700k as I did with the 10700k. Even though the 10700k uses solder, it generates so much more heat than my 7700k so it makes sense why taking care of thermals produces such a benefit in clock speed.
Got both just in case. Situation I’m running into is I already own a magnitude block and unfortunately I’m pretty positive that I can’t use it for direct die on this Asus XII extreme due to the large cpu block frame will contact the inner row of caps just to the left of the socket. Right now with the stock ihs it sits just over the caps with barely any clearance room.
So I’m waffling back n forth as to if I should just use the copper ihs lid and slap the magnitude back on. Or grab a optimus foundation block and go the direct die route. The optimus block has a smaller footprint and fully clears the caps.
What do you think the temp difference will be between copper ihs upgrade vs direct die? Not sure it’s worth it to buy a whole new cpu block.
What you think?