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    Now to relid, I got a little sealant on the inside of the IHS but should be ok, Intel did too.
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    Nate's Delidded 7700K

    Looking forward to the results Nate.

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    Hey CODE MAXIMUS !

    Yeah me too, if temps are 50c when running Realbench I'll be very happy. I'm not sure what to expect, I've seen anywhere from 10c to 30c temp decrease.

    It was easy to do, now to let it sit for 24 hrs.
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    Did you not use the tape method on the IHS, if not why? BTW, how long did it take to get the rockit 88 delid tool, do they have overnight shipping?

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    It took 4 days from the day I ordered it, I don't know if they have overnight shipping, shipping was $8.00 and ships from Houston Texas.

    I didn't put tape on the IHS as I don't think it's that important, but I did on the PCB. You don't need much of the liquid metal, I had a little too much and it was pooling up which I don't think you want, I turned it on end and it started to run to one end so i had to remove some. This is the first time I've done it so hopefully I used enough.

    I tried to use the least amount of sealant to get the IHS closer to the die.

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    Appreciate the update. Compared to how thick that stuff intel uses for sealant I bet your good.

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    OK, this is an old guy, newbie question:
    How important is it to delid the i7 7700k???


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    I'm no longer a youngin' either StoneCold52, I just turned 50 last wednesday.

    Delidding will give you alot of headroom for overclocking by lowering temps up to 30c or you'd have a quieter pc.

    Here is a video you can watch.


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    Some tips for delidding your cpu:

    First off have this video available above when doing it, it will help alot.

    Once you delid it let the pcb in the Rockit 88, it makes for a great holder and you don't have to remove it until relidding is done. That's nice, no chance of fumbling it around or dropping it.

    The liquid metal squirts out !

    It did for the guy in the video too and I said I bet I can do it without too much squirting out but nope, it's like you push on the syringe a little and push a little more then all of a sudden it lets loose, so the tape on the PCB is a must. You only need a very small amount, the size of a .B.B might even be too much for the die. Test how much you have on by turning the pcb and IHS on end, if it starts to pool at one end you got a little too much. I used the supplied q-tips for spreading and removing the excess liquid metal. I'm pretty sure you don't want to use household q-tips as they will let lint in the metal.

    For the sealant, instead of cutting the tip I stuck a small screw in the end of the tip and more or less just poked the center of the tip out, this kept a small hole for a small bead. It was a little hard to squeeze out but not too bad, you don't need much of this either and don't forget to let a small gap. To clean the tip I used tooth picks and scooped it out, the hole in the tip was just big enough for a tooth pick to fit through.

    A toothpick is also good to use to get Intel's sealant out of the groove on the underside of the IHS, a credit card took off the rest fairly well.

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    Wow!!! Is this something I can do if temps are too much?? As I said previously, I don't intend to do much, if any, overclocking. Yeah, my age is showing since since I built my first system in the eighties. It was actually easier then. We didn't have nearly as many choices. The first hard drive I installed was 32 mb. That's correct, megabytes and set me back $650.


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