Was just saying for people thinking about doing that is if it runs fine and you can hit your numbers/voltage/temp you're safer and better off not risking your CPU for the minimal benefits you gain. Deliding is scary as sh*t trying to go for like 5c lower across the entire heat benching spread, most of the time and a lot of people that I talked with had the same thoughts, if you have to go that far as to risk your CPU then its probably a chip that came out of a bad batch and will just run hotter then average anyways. I would tho, delid if I was running on air but most people have even the basic H55's for cooling or something similar. I just see the need for the process not really necessary for people that are fresh starting into the OC world or have little knowledge. Didn't mean to offend you, I was just sayin that most people run Intel chips and they don't all need it, i've done 2 delids but it was just for benching on an i5 and i7 and it wasn't heat related and i've only ran across maybe one Intel chip that needed something like that.
Not offended at all, no worries. I just wanted to provide my personal input. It seems like in the past intel CPU's did not need the delid, but with the Kabby Lake 7700k it does for sure. Even stock I was hitting mid 80's sometimes not even overclocking.
Also the delid was not that bad on a 7700k. It is nearly impossible to mess up as long as you take your time. I did mine with a razor blade, but if you wanted to be extra safe, you could buy a delid tool or send it out to be professionally done. I saw nearly 30*c drops from the delid all else the same. It is not my chip that is bad either. I know this because after I installed the X62 I overclocked to 5.2GHZ at 1.39v stable. I did not see temps over 82*C through a full test in AIDA64.
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