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  • Hi there, Florin here, today i want to do something that many PC users might get shivers

  • while thinking about it.

  • I want to delid my CPU an i7 4790k and replace the shitty thermal paste that intel decided

  • to use.

  • Lately i`ve encountered some serious issues with the thermals on my CPU, i usually do

  • video rendering and i found myself not being able to finish my work since the CPU started

  • overheating, the quick "fix" solution was to disable the Turbo on my CPU from BIOS.

  • This brought my thermals below the 90�C range at about 70-80�C but this wasn`t good

  • enough.

  • I`ve paid for this CPU to have some certain specifications and suddenly i can`t use it.

  • At first i was like, ok the cooler is not mounted properly, so i`ve started to put it

  • in all kinds of positions but with any luck, and here i`m talking about a Corsair H80i

  • water coooler.

  • Ok, maybe after 3 years this thing might be failing on me so i`ve decided to buy a Cooler

  • Master Hyper 212x, same problem, the CPU keeps over heating, i also took into consideration

  • voltages but this path lead to nowhere.

  • So the last resort was to face my fears and delid my CPU.

  • Btw never had problems like this with my old AMD CPU an FX 8350 , this bad boy ran like

  • a beast at 4 GHz and i was gaming at 55�C on my old corsair H80i cooler, this Intel

  • CPU was like 74�C in games like Battlefield 4 on the same cooler, and imagine my frustration

  • when everybody on the internet was taunting how hot the AMD CPUs are and how cool are

  • the Intel ones.

  • Important notice.

  • Remember to touch some grounded wires before working on the CPU, static electricity is

  • a pain in the ass.

  • Let`s get to work, first thing we need to do is take out the CPU, obviously dooh.

  • Next be sure to have everything ready next to you, the thermal paste, a cloth, some napkins,

  • isopropilic alchool to clean the CPU, this is optional some silicone glue, this one optional

  • and is rated to support 150�C.

  • Now e have to position the CPU into the Vice, i got this yesterday specially for this project,

  • it was about 30 euros.Put the piece of cloth below the VICE this is to have something soft

  • below if any part of the cpu comes flying.

  • You have fix the CPU at an angle, one side touches the heat spreader the other side touches

  • the CPU PCB..

  • When turning the leaver you will encounter very little force but remember to do this

  • slowly, there is no point to hurry, soon the IHS will part ways with the die.

  • As you can see Intel did a marvelous job with the thermal paste that is now hardened to

  • a crust.

  • We have to clean the IHS from the old paste and the adhesive.

  • Next we have to clean the CPU, be gentle on this one, I found out that my nails are the

  • best tool to do this delicate operation.

  • Now i`m marking the position of the IHS on the CPU so i know where to put it when i finish.

  • Apply the thermal paste, i`m using arctic MX4, but some people recomend using Cool Laboratories

  • Liquid pro on the CPU DIE, i chose not to do this because that paste conducts electricity

  • and the CPU has some components next to the die inside there, for few degrees i don`t

  • want to risk it.

  • Now i put the silicone on the heat spreader, and aply it with care taking into consideration

  • my markings, be sure to clean the CPU on the contact side with alchool, there might be

  • some dirt around there.

  • When i was installing the CPU i had to push the IHS with mu thumb a bit because the silicone

  • didn`t had time to harden.

  • Clean everything again with alchool, put some paste mount the Cooler and let`s see if it

  • works!

  • As you can see my cat is already curious if my pc will work after this.

  • As you can see the temperature in the BIOS already show lower values than what i had

  • before at the same room temperature, moving on to video rendering and the same pattern

  • can be found here, up to 10 degrees lower after the delid judging by the Max temp readings,

  • using an even better thermal paste would bring even better results but like i`ve said i didn`t

  • want to push my luck.

  • Moving to gaming you can also see decrease in temperature, all of this while using an

  • air cooler Cooler Master 212x on a silent profile.

  • Disclaimer, i`m not responsible for any damage you migh be doing to your CPU after watching

  • this video.

  • That`s it for now, cya next time.

Hi there, Florin here, today i want to do something that many PC users might get shivers

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    Jerry posted on 2017/04/28
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