Want to try something risky

Ok, so when the core i7 3770k came out last year, there were reports that, when overclocked, it would get too hot. A Japanese website found out that intel was using cheap thermal paste between the actual CPU and the heat spreader rather than the usual anti-flux(?) solder that they previously used on the sandy bridge CPUs. Replacing the cheap thermal paste with high quality paste seemed to have solved the problem, but in order to do that they had to cut the heat spreader glue, around the edges, to expose the actual CPU and replace the thermal paste. It looked safe enough to me, but I want to see if anyone here has tried it or knows anyone who has or at least can tell me if it’s safe or not.


Heres the link to the article: http://wccftech.com/intels-ivy-bridge-core-i7-3770k-overheating-issue-detailed/


Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXs0I5kuoX4  (for some reason the video address would not apper on the post) but here is the title so you guys can look it up "Fixing Haswell and Ivy Bridge CPU temps: IHS removal"

If you want to Delid your IHS, use the vice and block method, not a blade where you risk cutting a track or scratching the die


Unfortunately, I don't have a vice nor do I have access to one. Also a razor is cheaper than a vice. I gotta say though, I was a little scared looking at the steps, especially after seeing a hammer was involved. lol

Thanks for the tip, I was able to get my hands on a vice at work, took me all of 15 seconds and my cpu didn't fly off. My cpu is nice and frosty now. Thanks :)