Kaby Lake/Skylake Overclocking, Info, Delid Guide and Owners thread.

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by headin2001, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. glnn_23

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    Have tried RB 5.2ghz but am up to 1.4v and not quite there yet.
    Will settle for 5.1ghz

    Realbench 8 hours 1.325v.

    glnn_23 - 7700k - L639F976 - 1.21v ? - Asus Max VIII Ranger - G.Skill 3600C15 - 5100/4500 - 1.325v(in bios)


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    Also ran Google Stressapptest in Linux Mint for 4 hours at same settings to check memory stability.
    GSkill 4266c19 on this cpu/mb combo seems limited to 3600c15 at these volts.


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  2. Ratzz

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    Hey guys..
    A couple of things I'd like to run past you.

    On the image of the 7700K below (not mine) you'll note within the red area 4 metal points. Question.. what are they for? More important question.. what happens if you bridge them with liquid metal?


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    Now, IF bridging them is a bad thing.. seems likely?
    How to prevent it? A smear of high temp silicon over them? Tape of some kind? Concrete ;) ?


    I saw a guy do a naked mount on a 7700K on youtube. The chip actually sits slightly below the socket, and when he first tried it, it wouldn't boot. He worked out that there was no pressure on the outer edges of the silicon, and it wasn't making proper contact with the CPU pins. He applied a triple layer of masking tape (??!!) in 4 strips on each side, and it worked perfectly and temps were substantially improved. I have to say, due to the chip being lower than the socket it sits in, it looks like the safest naked mount ever.

    I'm thinking about it.. :D He used NTH1 though, and appeared not to care about those 4 metal points.



    While attempting to find out more about those 4 points (unsuccessfully) I did come across an interesting discussion to which I didn't keep the link. I'll go through my history and see if I can find it, but basically a guy did some tests with an IHS, Delidded CPU, a digital micrometer, and some shims and stuff, and concluded...

    The problem with the IHS is the gap varies between IHS and chip. Good chips (thermally) have very little gap, bad ones have a much larger gap.

    Those which have small gaps cool pretty well out of the box, with very little TIM and close tolerances, those which don't simply have a large gap full of TIM. Of course traditional TIMS aren't particularly good thermal conductors, they simply are supposed to fill air gaps and provide a more even contact surface.

    He found there are two solutions.. narrow the gap (less or no adhesive, lapping of the IHS on the surface that contacts the silicon) or bridging the gap. This is why liquid metal works better.. normal TIM fills the gap, liquid metal bridges it.

    Make sense to you guys?
     
  3. glnn_23

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    I just covered the dots with a coat of the silicon.

    No need to lap the ihs

    The intel tim was dry and did not contact both the chip and ihs

    Removed all of the old silicon.

    Once this is removed if the ihs is put in place it will spin freely on the chip.

    I used the De8auer Delid mate and had a go at using a Dremel to machine it so I could relid the 7700k with it.

    Not quite perfect though so I ended up using a piece of wood with a mortar on top for a weight to apply downward pressure.
    The silicon was a slow curing one that I applied very very thinly and not completely all the way around.

    It sat like this in a hot garage for 3 days.

    Very happy with the results.
     
  4. shane41

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    The De8auer Delid mate has a reseating tool to fit the IHS back
     
  5. glnn_23

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    That is for Skylake. Kabylake ihs slightly different. New Delid model though should be fine
     
  6. wraith.50

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    You don't want to get any liquid metal on any of those pads, as it will definitely cause a short of some kind.

    For the person you mentioned who didn't care about the pads, that's because you said he was using NTH1 and that is non conductive, so he would not have to worry about them.

    You can apply CLU onto the die and as long as you are careful, then you don't have to cover the pads at all.

    But if you want to take that extra precaution, you can cover the pads with a couple of different options. One option I have seen people doing is covering it with clear nail polish and apparently that works well.

    The option I prefer is to use Kapton Tape, which is a special polymer tape that can withstand very low and very high temperatures and is made for electrical applications, such as insulating and protecting electrostatic sensitive components.

    This is a US site that sells all sorts of Kapton tape, but if you want to get it locally, then Jaycar sells their version of Kapton, which is quite good.

    US Kapton Tape : https://www.kaptontape.com/

    Jaycar Kapton Tape : https://www.jaycar.com.au/heat-resistant-polyimide-tape-50mm/p/NM2817

    As for running it as a naked die, I don't think its worth the risk and hassle, for an extra I think 5 degrees or so, compared to running it with the IHS on.
     
  7. headin2001

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    Long story short, running Skylake or Kabylake without the IHS is hampered by the actual socket.

    In the corners of the socket, these bits are raised around 0.4mm. This stops you getting a proper mount as the cooler just rests on them and not the CPU Die. So, in order to run naked, not only do you have to shim around the CPU for even pressure on the PCB to allow the CPU to post, but you also have to either use a dremel or knife carefully to remove the tabs from the CPU socket to get the contact.

    Personally, I wouldn't be doing it unless you knew the benefits were worth it, which in reality are only going to help those wanting a little more in extreme benching. And for that, you'll run more exotic cooling and not need naked die anyway.
     
  8. Grom Hellscream

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    What sort of temp spikes do you guys see? Temps on mine are so random. I expect them to be a bit higher as I have an ITX setup in a cupboard (still working on a cooling solution so the doors are open under load atm), but when applying load the die temp will spike by 8-10 degrees instantly and stabilise at somewhat less than that. Might look into BIOS settings, I suspect additional voltage being added under load...
     
  9. AstinGC90

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    As an Intel user I am officially excited to see that AMD has bought genuine challenge to Intel this year. Amazing work from them on this architecture.

    Sorry for linking WCCFT lol
    http://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-7-1700x-processor-tested/

    1537cb score for R7 1700X @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB DDR4 @ 2133Mhz. Stock.
    1184cb score for i7 7700K @ 5.4Ghz, 16GB DDR4 @ 3200mhz. My OC.

    Regardless of the chip having double the cores this is impressive since they are only $80 USD apart to buy brand new.
     
  10. mr_mordred2095

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    That's normal, even with static voltage. This is with 1.35v vcore, 1.2v vccpll

     
  11. mozmo

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    It looks good but we haven't seen any game benchmark leaks and it's still unknown how well they overclock.

    I have a feeling the chips will shine in multithread heavy benchmarks but real world gaming performance will disappoint and won't match the higher single thread performance of the 7700k especially @ 5ghz.
     
  12. Kurosaki

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    If you honestly think the R7 1700X is going to be $80 USB you sadly going to be seriously disappointed.

    I know for a fact it will be north of exiesting 7700K prices.
     
  13. AstinGC90

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    $80 USD more then a 7700K I was saying :)

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 $389 USD RRP
    Core i7-7700K 4/8 $339 USD RRP

    Actually $50 USD apart from a quick google.
     
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    Watch those loved Intel 1151 S/H prices plummet.......... :wired:
     
  17. aussie-revhead

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    At that close pricing we might see kaby stall totally .... if the benchies and results are real then everyone will switch trains.

    :lol:
     
  18. Kurosaki

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    more than that X99 will most likely plummet.

    I was going to move to Z270 and then X370 dropped.
     
  19. OJR

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    This is why I sold my Skylake stuff 2 weeks ago. :thumbup:
     
  20. shane41

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    Long time Amd fanboi.......over 10 years till Am3+ 1100K

    So I have been watching this with great interest. Sold off my z170 parts......
    while they still held some value.

    You can see it especially in here........ new Amd parts hit the shops & there will be MASSIVE :lol: flood of Intel parts hit the fs section.

    All itching to try something new. Crazy times :D " goes & checks the cupboard for popcorn "
     

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