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    Delidding Ivy without Razor

    Just thwacked a 3770. No problem. Hit it hard and the chip came off straight away.........but............was very careful to ensure block of wood was square on and the chip case could not move in the vice.......yes, it still works.......the chip not the vice, although the vice is ok as well. :D
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    2013 Ivy Bridge i7-3770k overclocking results

    I keep my 24/7 rig with the chip from Laguna at 4.8 as well..........but............. Got another chip to play with.:)
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    2013 Ivy Bridge i7-3770k overclocking results

    Good point about consoles. They drive the market I suppose.
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    2013 Ivy Bridge i7-3770k overclocking results

    I've noticed around the forums some gamers turn HT off but other ppl with video tasks use HT all the time. Can't pin down any links but over at OCN there are some. Just an observation :D.
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    2013 Ivy Bridge i7-3770k overclocking results

    I got those temps on another 3770K and after seeing how much cooler and higher Laguna's chip ran I delidded my other chip and the temps dropped at least 15 degrees across the cores with another 5GHz Prime run possible (bit higher on Vcore didn't cause any probs either). I need to do a run at...
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    2013 Ivy Bridge i7-3770k overclocking results

    I'm not new to liquid cooling (double rad this and triple rad that:)) but the "NZXT Kraken 60" liquid cooler is a good starter kit giving reasonable temps even at the 5GHz level. I'll probably reduce the chip to 4.8GHz for 24/7 use. I know there isn't much between 4.8 and 5.0 in the real world.
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    2013 Ivy Bridge i7-3770k overclocking results

    Hey......lagunaX........ it's the Brit with the chip. Been running your chip at 5GHz @ 1.368Vc (Offset mode, LLC Ultra) overnight with a 12 hour Prime Blend run. RAM is at 2000 which is not too bad:) Will try IBT and 3DMark11 after work. The meter is at 1.351v, connected to the mbd. Is...