De-lidded Processors: Next Level Thermal efficiency
What is De-Lidding and are there thermal benefits?
De-lidding is a process of whereby the CPU's IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) is removed, allowing you to replace the TIM (Thermal Interface Material) enabling superior heat dissipation. The technique of De-Lidding can reduce load temperatures on average by 10-20°c offering the ultimate in overclocking thermal performance.
Delidded, Pre-Binned and IHS Upgraded
Here at Overclockers UK we sell a range of Delidded, Pre-Binned and IHS upgraded processors but what does this mean?
Delidded: Delidded processors have had the IHS removed and original TIM (thermal interface material) replaced with a superior thermally conductive material called liquid metal.
Pre-Binned: Pre-Binned Processors remove what is known as the silicon lottery and allow you to buy one of the most capable CPU's in the world. Each CPU is individually tested by the world-renowned Overclocker 8Pack on specially designed testing rigs which utilise the very latest hardware. Each rig has been configured to utilise pre-determined voltages and settings which allow 8Pack to determine what the silicon is capable of.
IHS Upgrade: These processors have had their IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) replaced with either a highly thermally conductive Copper/Nickle (Pro Edition) or 99.9999% Silver (Ultra Edition) version.
Overclockers UK Modified CPU Overview
|De-lid Only||Pre-Binned||Pro Edition||Ultra Edition|
|Liquid Metal TIM||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|IHS||Removed||Stock re-applied||Copper/Nickle||99.9999% Silver|
|Performance over OEM IHS / TIM||10-20°c||10-20°c||15-27°c||18-32°c|