X299 OC Guide Kabylake Kabylake - Page 19

Delid for Lower Tempertures There’s an additional way to get extra performance out of your CPU and that is to delid it. Delidding your CPU will reduce your CPU temperatures by 15-30C on load which allows for higher voltage settings thus higher overclocks. Delidding is the process of removing the integrated heat spreader (silver part) from the PCB (green part). Once you delid you can remove the thermal interface material (TIM) that is used to conduct heat between the IHS and the PCB and replace it with superior performing thermal paste. There are a few ways to delid. The safest way is to use a delidding tool that is available on the market. 18