Not going to bother with the delidding thing , CPU has a 3 yr warranty i'd rather not kill :ghost:Nothing quite like breathing more life into an old friend. Can you delid that chip? I delidded the 7700k in my laptop and run it at 4.7 full time. Deluding made a big improvement. I can take it to 5.0 but my fans get too noisy at that level.