Finally delidded my 4790k

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  1. combatant3219

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    So I finally got around to delidding after getting my Rockit 88.

    Mainly did it because I wanted the PC to be a bit quieter and not have fans spazzing out. I'm also changing case from a Phanteks Enthoo Luxe to a Fractal Design Meshify C which means I wont be able to use my H110 due to GPU being too long, so moving to a big air cooler which will cool a couple degrees worse.

    Although I thought my CPU was already decent, when I popped the top I saw how crap the intel TIM really was. Just like dried up toothpaste! Popped on some Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut and re-sealed with a bit of black silicon and she was as good as new.

    Temps dropped betwwen 13 and 20 degrees C depending on which stress test was being run, so not a bad result. This is at 4.7Ghz and 1.255v.

    If anyone in Melbourne needs their Intel 1150 or 1151 chip done, let me know and I'm sure we can work something out. I'm in the eastern suburbs, 3130.
     
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    wow. I have zero desire to upgrade my rig and I have a non-OC 4790 but dropping 13-20 degrees sounds worth the hassle!!!!

    I'll never understand why they cheap out on 20c worth of paste on a 400+ dollar product which substantially affects performance
     
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    Yer I know, I was pleasantly surprised at how much temps dropped, even though I seen plenty of similar reports elsewhere.

    I'm in the same boat with no need to upgrade at the moment since at 1440p I'm more GPU bound anyway and my 1080ti holds up just perfectly there.

    Loving the change to the meshify C case, and I was pleasantly surprised that the Dark Rock Pro 3 I replaced the H110 with is pretty much identical in performance. In fact when I had the side off the case initially it was a couple degrees cooler, and just looks beastly having a massive air cooler.
     
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    99% of users out there won't understand with factory Intel coolers why after a few years performance suffers & instability ensues
    End game. WINtel sells more processors sooner.
    1% of users out there may decide to OC. But are underwhelmed when processor throttles 100deg easily.
    Less rma & less losses
     
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    Do you reckon stock CPUs start dying after a few years? That's not really been my experience? I mean with better paste or solder they could clock faster and sell a faster chip. Not that they've really needed to (until Ryzen).
     
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    Intel thermal paste under the IHS will crack & dry out after time. Increased thermals & less reliability.
    End user? Runs like shit & buys another sooner. WINtel tm
     
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    Yep I'm keen to do my 4790K, I'm also in the S/E happy to work something out?
     
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    I've seen thermal paste on relatively new CPU's crumble away like powder. Intel's way of saving a couple bucks at the expense of the customer, the stock TIM is absolute rubbish. With better thermals better clocks are absolutely not only possible but almost always the case. Check the link in my sig for a definitive description of the process and some pretty convincing results. First thing I ever do with a new non-soldered chip is delid it.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, will an i7 4790k be ok with a 2080TI? Not to much bottleneck I mean. That's the CPU i currently have but OC to 4.6Ghz currently. I'm thinking of getting one but the price is ridicoulous ATM
     
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    Hmmm. Don't really want to upgrade to a new mobo/CPU just yet. FPS on my 4790K/1080TI averages 100+ @1440P on all my games so maybe i'll just hang on for while. But that link is some good results.

    Yeah maybe sit and wait and see what Ryzen results can bring.
     
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    The higher the res you run the less the cpu is dependant. At 1440p in some games the cpu will hold back some frames but above that the cpu will not make all that much difference.

    T1
     
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    I actually watched an interview between Steve from GN and Gordon from PC World earlier tonight.. I'll have to find and post it.. in which they both agreed that up to 1440P this is true, but above 1440P Ryzen offers a clear advantage.
     
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    This one

     
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    Yep, that one.
     
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    Wanna de-lid mine?
     
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    Engineers vice, no jaw markings. Check orientation, insert. Twist twist done in 30 sec
     
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    Can do.

     

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