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Delidded my 7600k for use in mini itx build

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trents

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I'm moving toward cute, small and quiet these days. Had some good flings with overclocking over the years but settling down now in my old age. For now, anyway.

Took the 7600k out of the big rig under big water and delidded it in preparation for going in my Coolermaster 110 Elite mini itx. Ordered an ASRock H270 mini itx motherboard yesterday so no overclocking on that one. As well, cooling will be limited to a Corsair H55 Quiet Liquid cooler so probably need to keep the CPU at stock voltages anyway to keep it cool n quiet.

I delidded the 7600k to make it run as cool as possible, even at stock frequencies and voltages, to keep fan from ramping up in the mini itx build. Modern CPUs are so powerful even at stock that it's way more than I really need for what I do.

This time when I delidded I put some Permatex Black Ultra gasket sealer around the lid edges so I could remove the CPU at any time and not have the lid slip around on the die and mess up the Liquid Ultra underneath. OCCT stress test temps in my big rig cam down from a max of 69c to 59c at 4.8 ghz/2.56 1.256 vcore after delidding. And there is a considerably smaller differential between hottest and coolest core. When the mini itx motherboard comes I will move the 7600k over to the mini itx build.

Those delidding tools they have out now make delidding much easier and safer. Nice.
 
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trents

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No, certainly not, not with that CPU which is currently still in my big rig. Don't know if I even needed to delid but I didn't wanted to be on the safe side before installing it all in the CM 110 elite cube mini itx. It's hard to work on because space is so limited and I didn't want to have to haul the CPU out again.
 

wingman99

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I have been reading that kaby lake spikes temperature up and down web surfing, does yours? I have air cooling and I don't want the fan noise running up and down all the time. If folks have water cooling the fans are not connected directly to the CPU fan header so they do not have a problem.
 
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trents

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No, haven't experienced spikes like that. I read your link about that. Not a problem here. But I have read on the net for sometime now that it is not uncommon. Personally, think Intel has started to outsmart themselves. The power management technology of their CPUs has become so complex it doesn't always work like it should.
 

Suppressor1137

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I feel like I'm heading that direction myself, actually.

I went from a full size ATX case, the NZXT Phantom(original, white/black) to the corsair air 540. I would have bought the corsair air 240 had it been out when i purchased the 540.

Also, m-ITX motherboards were rather expensive and sparse when I built this system, but now with the strixx line, this is changing.

Next up was cpu cooling. At the time, AIO units were the new kid on the block, and I didn't like the horror stories of a tube that let go and sprayed your pc into its grave, so Air cooling was the only option for the budget I had. Doesn't work too well with the whole m-ITX thing.

The last hurdle was the video card size. I had an EVGA GTX 770 2gb ACX cooler, that would not fit in the tiny case.


The air 540 was a nice compromise though. Much shorter than a standard medium tower while still supporting full atx size case.
 
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trents

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What's interesting is that when I decided to go for quiet with my own computer, my wife's computer which sits across from me in the same room, suddenly got louder than it had been.
 

wingman99

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No, haven't experienced spikes like that. I read your link about that. Not a problem here. But I have read on the net for sometime now that it is not uncommon. Personally, think Intel has started to outsmart themselves. The power management technology of their CPUs has become so complex it doesn't always work like it should.

I'm not having any problem with power management or or temperature spike with the i5 6600k. I think the problem with kaby lake is the 14nm+ finfet transistor causing spike of temperature or the way the thermal Diods are set. 14nm+ was the major change on the kaby lake.
 

SPL Tech

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damn, 1.56v at only 4.8 GHz?? That's high. Like really, really high. I am running 1.31vcore at that same clock speed, and even my voltage is a tad high compared to others. I can do 1.36v with 4.9 GHz. Running anything higher than about 1.35 is going to cause long term problems and running 1.56v is going to cause degradation within a matter of months. At that voltage you should be pushing 5.1 GHz. or even 5.15 Ghz.
 

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Do you have temperature spikes to 90c just web surfing?
No..neither do others?

The thread you are talking about (which has nothing to do with trent delidding.....) showed pictures of stress tests and spikes. If the thing is idle and spikes there, thats a concern....but not for this thread. :)
 
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trents

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damn, 1.56v at only 4.8 GHz?? That's high. Like really, really high. I am running 1.31vcore at that same clock speed, and even my voltage is a tad high compared to others. I can do 1.36v with 4.9 GHz. Running anything higher than about 1.35 is going to cause long term problems and running 1.56v is going to cause degradation within a matter of months. At that voltage you should be pushing 5.1 GHz. or even 5.15 Ghz.

LOL! I meant to type 1.256. I corrected that. Thanks for catching it.