Items tagged with delidding

If you can remember when the Intel 4004 debuted, don't forget to take Ibuprofen for your backache. Recognized as the world' first commercially available processor, the Intel 4004 is now 50 years old after having launched back in November 1971. How do you celebrate 50 years? By stripping down and showing you still got... Read more...
In what could very well be the coolest thing you see today, a notorious modder delidded a Core i9-12900K processor from Intel's newly announced Alder Lake stack, and provided a detailed video tour of the chip's makeup. That in and of itself is geektastic, but adding to the awesome-sauce, he also took some... Read more...
Intel's Core i9-10900K is a beastly processor that flexes 10 physical CPU cores and 20 threads clocked at 3.7GHz to 5.3GHz, along with 20MB of Smart Cache, all wrapped in a package with a 125W TDP. Our review of the Core i9-10900K covered usage temps and overclocking performance when paired with an ASUS Maximus XII... Read more...
German overclocker and enthusiast Roman "der8auer" Hartung has successfully delidded a couple of AMD's latest generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, including the 3970X and 3960X. He then cleaned them up, applied thermal paste, and was successful in getting them to boot into Windows and run through Cinebench... Read more...
We've got some good news for hardcore PC enthusiasts that have resorted to delidding their Intel processors in order to achieve more robust overclocking results. According to fresh reports, Intel has decided to use solder between the integrated heat spreader (IHS) and the die on the upcoming Core i9-9900K and other... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD officially released its second-generation Ryzen processors, which are based on a refined 12nm Zen+ architecture. Professional overclocker der8auer has already shown us that the processors have some huge overclocking potential, and he attempted to further exploit this good fortune by delidding a... Read more...
There are some interesting things to be discovered when removing the integrated heatspreader (IHS) from a processor, a delicate and dangerous (to the CPU) process known as delidding. For example, you might uncover so called 'dummy dies' as famed overclocker der8auer did when delidding a Threadripper 1950X processor... Read more...
When someone who is experienced in their field issues a warning not to do something, it is a good idea to heed the warning. In this instance, renowned overclocker Der8auer posted a video explaining how to rip the integrated heat spreader (IHS) off an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor. The process is known as "delidding" and... Read more...