Delidding an Intel Core i7 6700K – Is it worth it!?

Does replacing the TIM under your IHS make a big difference to CPU temps? DISCLAIMER: This DEFINITELY voids your warranty. We do not recommend trying this at home.

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47 Replies to “Delidding an Intel Core i7 6700K – Is it worth it!?”

  1. Lewis Reed says:

    what up 2019 crew

  2. Hello Yeet says:

    Can I still enter the giveaway??

  3. Why did you used thermal compound??? liquid pro must be used. cooler also looks bad.
    I can not understand this video… concept video?

  4. SnowBallYT says:

    when i got my first cpu , i5 6400 , i dropped it on a carpet from about 5ft , it was fine tho .

  5. wrxsubaru02 says:

    I think it is worth it if your cpu is really old or if you overclocked it for years and the paste has been through a lot of temp changes.

  6. Random 4400 says:

    0:37 l picked my nose before I filmed this ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  7. Time to go and delid my pentium II

  8. maybe after some years

  9. I remember i placed my finger on IHS and engraved my finger print on it. I SEARCHED if my CPU was ok or not…

  10. D Swiz says:

    my 3570k dropped 22 degrees from delidding and conductonaut

  11. onyachamp says:

    8min plus……..wrong. Most people are getting at least 10c+ lower temps with a delid and LM. My 8700k dropped 18C

  12. 2000cobraguy says:

    Step 1: Buy DeLorean
    Step 2: go 88mph
    Step 3: buy delidding tool and use liquid metal.

  13. Tesoro brand? Why would I want to buy a keyboard from a gas station? ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. HEXZ0R says:

    is finny how i watch this video of Linus talking how not okay is to delid a CPU for few degrees and my next video is Linus deliding $1000 CPU ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. sebna says:

    Do it right or do not waste yours and our time. You are just sloppy and spreading miss information.

  16. David Torto says:

    Just go fucking buy the Aliexpress deliding tool.

  17. l try with xeon and liqiud metal is fuckingnot move and fuck up quad core xeon e5440

  18. efi rizaki says:

    If you do it go full risk and putt liquid metal

  19. SolidSonicTH says:

    There is no chance in hell Iโ€™d have considered doing this in an era before delidders like the Der8auer Die Mate 2. Jamming things into the CPU to wedge it apart is something I want no part of. At least delidders do it using torque rather than impact.

  20. I feel like Linus should combine all the methods that give slight improvement in temprature but he satt dont affect performance into the same rig.

  21. Takedown says:

    Yea sure, tell that to my 6700k with 5ghz at 75 degrees max temp.

  22. Too bad that you destroyed the cpu without doing a properly good delid and adding water cooling to that cpu no wrong not CPU but MONSTER. I hope after doing that you giveaway it to some poor guy.

  23. Be careful with those cpus Linus i wish i had the way to get one of that.Just be careful.

  24. Switch42o says:

    My 8700k on an AIO was able to hit 5.5Ghz with liquid metal after delid with the same temps as a much lower volt 5Ghz OC. If you like to overclock or and build a very small PC and need to pinch cooling performance I think delid is great now with a delid kit. I've bricked 1 of 12 cpu delids and that was prior to having a delid kit. I've also had a 7700k delid hit the same 5.5Ghz with temps being ok enough to validate on an AIO.

  25. It has since been conclusively proven that using liquid metal such as Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut between the CPU Die and the Integrated Heat Spreader reduces temperatures on a i7-6700K by at least 15C or more. The key is liquid metal. They also now make devices to safely delid, such as the Rockit 88 Delid & Relid tool. All of this is available on Amazon. And there numerous instructional videos on youtube. Remember, some CPUs are soldered such as the i9-9900K and don't need to be delidded.

  26. Laerrus T. says:

    There is a tool that makes this EASY!

  27. TSUKU YOMI says:

    According to Intel ark that CPU has a max TCase of 64ยฐC while the non K version has 71. Why is that? And isn't TCase some useless metric anyway as the IHS wouldn't care if it had 200ยฐC only the electronic components do.

  28. Partyfreaker says:

    I want to buy a 6700k but broke af, sees linus breaks one

  29. If you`re already risking it why not use liquid metal and risk it all the way? That would actually worth it: 10-15 degrees cooler…

  30. Omg that music aaahhhhhhhhh

  31. tehshadowy says:

    Watching this under corona pandemic 4 years later.

  32. Joseph Towne says:

    Never left a comment but I got halfway through this video and delidded my 6700k lol

  33. Salman Karim says:

    can we use common market thermal paste on processor die and processor ihs. please reply

  34. TheJackal917 says:

    Delidding 6700k is a must. Without any tools, using only knife, it took me about 3 days to delid it for my friend to who I've assembled gaming pc. Intel are trully assholes forcing people to delid just to keep hardware running safely.

  35. I delided my x5355 Xeon's and both cpu's dropped 10ยฐc, I think the ihs's weren't that flat

  36. No, still gets shredded by a 100/120 r3 3100/3300x

  37. Oh he would kill for a delid tool by our german best friend in Berlin

  38. Neon_Witcher says:

    There is a special tool for scalping, no need for a knife

  39. VelociRaptor says:

    4:20 But wait, what about the pins?

  40. CubeMaster says:

    How to kill your CPU:

  41. 1 ! says:

    This testing was done wrong. While it's good that they did the "floating" method, decreasing the distance between the IHS and die it should also be noted that the main reason you want a very efficient TIM between the die and the IHS is because the thermal dissipation area is way smaller than compared to the IHS and the heatsink or waterblock. The IHS to heatsink/waterblock thermal is way more efficient because of it's large contact area thus not needing a TIM with very high thermal conductivity like liquid metal.

  42. Carter H says:

    Bruh this is still a ight cpu 5 years later

  43. Youd get even more degrees if you COVERED THE WHOLE DIE

  44. Adn H says:

    just delided my 6700K with liquidmetal and the temp dropped by 30c and pushing 4.7ghz. wtf is this guy talking about.

  45. Bax says:

    Just delidded my i7-10700k and used liquid ass. Not I got 95c temps thanks Linus!!!!!

  46. uRiBiTo666 says:

    it's been 4 years and the 6700k I got has awful temps, easily reaching 95c on a hyper TX3 with a modest overclock. I expect that the thermal paste inside has degraded some.