[Video] What We've Learned from Delidding Intel CPUs

By Published January 05, 2018 at 9:57 pm

As we pack before CES, this is just a quick video update in a non-standard format. We decided to put together a loose video that details the practical learnings of delidding -- things we've picked up over the past few months of taking the IHS off processors. During this time, we've learned a few tricks pertaining to resealing, preventing electrical shorts and damage, and applying liquid metal. These are all things that we could have used when learning about delidding, and so we decided to compile it into one content piece. The format is less formal and in our "tear-down" setup, just with a different tone to the content.

CPU delidding isn't as dangeorus or difficult as some might have you believe, but it's also not "necessary," as others would have you believe. We'll be hammering-out news items over the next week for  CES, so take some solace in this easier tutorial piece:

We'll leave this one as a video for today. If you want the short-form notes in an article, please refer to this recent content piece.

That's all for now. See you from the floor of CES.

Host: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman

Last modified on January 05, 2018 at 9:57 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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