What it doesn't do however is give you the results for your particular chip. Guides are nice, and of course very useful as general guides, but every chip is different. Some are 'dogs', some are 'golden' and some can be trained to improve from one to the other. A 'golden' chip can become a platinum sometimes The same thing happens with motherboards, to a lesser degree. I wish you would reconsider delidding. Its the best possible thing you can do, beyond anything else. Its not just a matter of getting your temps down to an acceptable level.. lowering the temps raises the efficiency, you'll get more out of your chip in every respect.