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6700K Delid With NT-H1 12°C Drop!!!

by eli_harper13

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31 Comments

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Date Published

March 21, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.0GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

Update! Was able to OC to 4.8GHz with 1.392v with a max core temp of 75°C. I could not get it to run any faster without raising the vcore passed 1.4v which I want to avoid. I played with my overclock some more and was able to lower my vcore to 1.285v for 4.6GHz yielding a max core temp of 62°C stressing with Aida64. This is where I will leave it for everyday use.

So I did this build awhile back, slowly changing things and adding parts but nothing big until this. I wasn't happy with the temps of my 6700k OC @ 4.6. So I started by adding the huge NH-D15S... but it wasn't enough. I started looking into delidding. Thanks to Rockit Cool, its now quite simple with the Rockit 88 kit! I ordered this kit along with the re-lidding kit for the 1151 and the recommended super glue. I chose to stick with a non conductive TIM just to be safe. I was honestly expecting maybe a 5-10°C drop at the most since I chose NT-H1. BUT I got a massive 12°C drop on the hottest core! I couldn't be happier! The two stress test that I have found that seem to produce the most amount of heat from my system (aside from Prime95) is the stress test built into Geekbench 3 and Aida64 (stressing everything except drives and GPU) . Before, a 30 minute run of Geekbench 3 stress test would yield 81°C, that temp has now dropped to 69°C! I could only run Aida64 for 5 minutes resulting in 87°C, now a 30 minute run only results in 75°C. I could not be more pleased!

And before anyone ask, I have had bad experiences with AIO liquid coolers and I travel a lot so I don't want to have the stress of an open loop. So it's air coolers for me. Not to mention I love Noctua lol

Just a few other small changes and additions. I added some small heat sinks to my 950 Pro, they actually brought the temp down approximately 5°C. It runs in the low to mid 30s now. Also changed the pathetic excuse of thermal paste that EVGA uses for NT-H1 on the 980 TI. This resulted in just a few degrees decrease. I also used a heater to remove the red heatsinks from my RAM. I do not overclock the RAM and removed the heatsinks strictly for cosmetic reasons. I'm weird and like my RAM naked lol

If you're considering delidding your CPU, I say go for it! Just use this kit lol. May consider switching to Liquid Ultra in the future if I get brave enough, but I am satisfied for now.

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Harper0921 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Remember what you told me on the phone about what you would charge to do my comps? Well i accept and want you to start with the mac pro. It includes full uninstall and reinstall right? Lol. Awesome improvements! I guess i will have to order me a kit

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Your Mac Pro has a Xeon which is soldered so you can't delid it :)

Harper0921 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

:-/ Smarty pants

fortking 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I hope thats a hackintosh...

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

No it's a Mac, get over it

fortking 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

... illegal

RollingSushi 1 point 2 months ago

That is awesome, 12° drop!!!!!

King_James 1 point 2 months ago

bloody hell that's good, shows once again how poorly intel has treated desktop users and k series buyers with their shity thermal compounds on the die

Wolf88 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

A D15s and delided to get you 68c at 4.6ghz ? That's a hot chip !! What do you set the voltage to ?

Nice build !

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

When I set the volts manually, it always goes up to around what you see in the pics under load (about 1.365) , no matter how low I set it

Wolf88 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Your looking at VID, I think you need to look at vcore. Look up the difference. From my understanding VID is what's requested, but vcore is the voltage that is actually supplied. Right now my VID at 1.342, but my vcore is 1.280 and I have the max set to 1.290. I'm getting 68c under load at 4.6ghz on a NH-U12S.

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Okay thanks! I usually use CPUZ and Realtemp to monitor but I used HWmonitor for this just because it showed everything. I didn't even think to compare it to the vcore in CPUZ. I will be doing some adjusting when I get off of work today. I'm hoping to get 4.8. I haven't spent the time trying to get the overclock perfect on this PC. This is actually my bedroom rig that I don't use as much. My main rig is a 5930k and 1080 SLI. I run the 5930k at 4.4 with vcore of 1.235v (set to 1.225 in bios). I can run it stable at 4.7 but that's at 1.290 and it gets hot! But it runs cool at 4.4. I have put so much time into my main rig that this one has been neglected in comparison. But I plan to change that now. I will update you with my overclocked results!

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Okay, I think I pushed it to the limit. Got it stable at 4.8GHz with 1.392v. One hour run of Aida64 max core temp was 75°C. I could not get 4.9GHz to run without passing 1.4v which I do not want to do. I am going to continue to run it at 4.6GHz for everyday use but I was about to drop my vcore to 1.285v which yields a max core temp of 62°C. That's not far from your 68°C but Aida64 gets my core temps at least 5°C hotter than any other stress test I use (as I said in the description I don't use Prime 95 but I have used Realbench, Geekbench 3 Stress test, OCCT, and Aida64 of course).

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

And I will probably try to overclock higher now

Zurus 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Do you have any recommendations for someone who might be interested in delid(ing) their own CPU?

(Matter of fact, deliding a i7-6700k)

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yes! Visit Rockit Cool's website (down right now but will be up later this week) and check out their products and video. You can Google Rockit 88 delid and watch their video on YouTube. I followed the videos instructions (except using NT-H1) and everything went smoothly. It's​ actually quite an easy process thanks to their kit!

Zurus 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice I may have to give it a try.

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I say go for it man! It was so simple. Only thing that takes awhile is scratching the old glue off with your fingernail. Just be gentle! And if you use Liquid Ultra, you will get an even lower temps! But its conductive so I was too nervous to use it. Plus NT-H1 cleans off easy

Zurus 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Liquid Ultra? hmmm never heard of it.

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It's suppose to be the best. It's liquid metal but that also means it conducts electricity. So you have to be sure not to get it anywhere it shouldn't be!

rhali8 2 Builds 0 points 2 months ago

Nice build. But I would like to point out:

And before anyone ask, I have had bad experiences with AIO liquid coolers and I travel a lot so I don't want to have the stress of an open loop. So it's air coolers for me. Not to mention I love Noctua lol

AIO water coolers are very, very safe. Pretty much just as safe as an air cooler. On top of this, if you buy from a reputable, solid manufacturer like corsair, if any leaks do happen to occur they will replaced all the damaged parts. I'm running a 120mm AIO cooler in my desktop, it has been moved around quite a bit and nothing has ever happened in almost 2 years that I've owned it so far.

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Wow that's alot of links. Glad to see you're so adiment about AIO. I had an H105 and maybe something was wrong with it but it couldn't cool no where near as well as my D15S can. Not to mention in this case, a 120 rad would have to be mounted on the front as an intake so it will cause my GPU to cool with the exhaust of my CPU. I saw a 10C drop in my GPU temp switching from my H105 to an air cooler. So that's what I'm sticking with :)

Viking1993 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Actually you can do either or My AIO is exhaust in the front, and the other fan is intake. Max load is 39 F for always.

I wanna try delidding but I don't wanna void my warranty lmao

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Do you mean to say that you have a push-pull set up or the fans on each side of the rad blowing in opposite directions? Cause if so, that makes no sense. And of course I know you can mount the fans to either exhaust or intake. But the only place to mount a 240 or 280 rad on my case is in the front, and I don't not want my front fans exhausting, that doesn't make sense. And i highly doubt a full load stress test yields only 39C for you with an AIO.

ASwe4tyMexican 1 point 2 months ago

39 F max load? Something seems a little off here... (39 C I'm assuming? In which case, damn that's still very cool)

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That's what I'm screaming. That's probably how hot it gets from just normal use, not a load.

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

None of these links actually prove anything... Its just forums of users giving their opinions....

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Unfortunately there isn't really a solid benchmark or test that shows how reliable water cooling is, so the best way to go is by general consensus.

eli_harper13 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Well of course you can't benchmark the hardware quality of a cooler....