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    Default Delidded 4790k, now what?

    So I just delidded my 4790K, used CL liquid ultra on the IHS and die, and Prolimatech pk-3 on the IHS and water block (H100i W/ 2 Corsair SP120 HP fans).

    I have a few questions:
    -What temps/temp drop should I see around when I was getting to 100C during IBT within the first 10 seconds of it starting up?
    -Is there a cure time or a waiting period I should observe with the CL Liquid ultra or the PK-3?
    -How did I actually pull this off without bricking my CPU?
    -Should I wait any time before trying to overclock more?

    In reality I only did this because the Florida summers are stupid hot, and I dont want another source of heat lingering around.
    Last edited by say what; 19-01-2015 at 19:44. Reason: Because I have no idea what parts are in my computer
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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    So I just delidded my 4790K, used CL liquid ultra on the IHS and die, and Prolimatech pk-3 on the IHS and water block (H100i W/ 2 Corsair SP120 HP fans).

    I have a few questions:
    -What temps/temp drop should I see around when I was getting to 100C during IBT within the first 10 seconds of it starting up?
    -Is there a cure time or a waiting period I should observe with the CL Liquid ultra or the PK-3?
    -How did I actually pull this off without bricking my CPU?
    -Should I wait any time before trying to overclock more?

    In reality I only did this because the Florida summers are stupid hot, and I dont want another source of heat lingering around.
    You have issues that have nothing to do with the need for delidding. Something is very wrong here. Possibly a (really) bad seating on the block, really low coolant situation, kinked tube or, did you throw waaaaaaaaaay too much voltage into the CPU....

    You need to figure out what was wrong in the first place. Delidding is not going to fix any of these situations.

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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    You have issues that have nothing to do with the need for delidding. Something is very wrong here. Possibly a (really) bad seating on the block, really low coolant situation, kinked tube or, did you throw waaaaaaaaaay too much voltage into the CPU....

    You need to figure out what was wrong in the first place. Delidding is not going to fix any of these situations.
    Welp. Its too late now. But the whole bad block seating seems possible. Is 1.267 V too much

    Also looking at the pictures I took while I was working on it, it did seems like there was a lack of paste on one side of the die
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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    Welp. Its too late now. But the whole bad block seating seems possible. Is 1.267 V too much

    Also looking at the pictures I took while I was working on it, it did seems like there was a lack of paste on one side of the die

    Seems like you found the source of the original problem. Nothing left to do but install cooling and getting to testing. I would start with stock clocks and voltages to make sure everything is seated and pasted correctly.
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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Did you ever happen to check the pump in the 100i ? Ciarlatano Is correct, this has nothing to do with delidding. I delidded m 4770K to get 5 degrees less on my Chipset, if you think you are going to lower your temps by any more than 5 to 7c by delidding you are fooling yourself.

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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    if you think you are going to lower your temps by any more than 5 to 7c by delidding you are fooling yourself.
    With the improved TIM on the 4790K, even that would be a stretch. That is why the number of people delidding them is far smaller than Haswell chips.

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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciarlatano View Post
    With the improved TIM on the 4790K, even that would be a stretch. That is why the number of people delidding them is far smaller than Haswell chips.
    Well it seems lower, I haven't run IBT yet, but during normal operation it creeps in the low 60's with the fans at 900rpm. before it would be around 70-75 with the fans on full blast
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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    Well it seems lower, I haven't run IBT yet, but during normal operation it creeps in the low 60's with the fans at 900rpm. before it would be around 70-75 with the fans on full blast
    But you also had a mounting issue previously, so there is no way to actually measure the effects of the delid, or if there were any at all.

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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Oh please, deliding was not your Issue, most probably It was a mounting problem, you are still running way to hot.

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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    Oh please, deliding was not your Issue, most probably It was a mounting problem, you are still running way to hot.
    Couldn't have said it better myself.

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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    What voltage are you running on your processor?

    Sound like to me like a mounting issue like others have mentioned.

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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    What voltage are you running on your processor?

    Sound like to me like a mounting issue like others have mentioned.
    1.267v, ill take the cooler back off to see if the paste made good contact.
    What?

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    Default Re: Delidded 4790k, now what?

    If the lid is still loose check that too
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