AMD Ryzen 7 CPU Delidded By der8auer

Overclocker der8auer on his youtube channel publishes a video on how he managed to delid the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU. Basically, he went through a tedious process of heating up the CPU at 170c, and used a pair of razors to cut through the lids. This is while he’s heating up the processor to lessen the bond of the solder and the lids.

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Taking a closer look reveals the glorious PCB of the Ryzen 7 1700 with all the innards still attached – a perfect example of delidding I must say. Notice that the lid area is so close to the capacitors so it really is a pain to guess the maximum length of the razor you can use. A good amount of lacquer coating is also present.

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Back at the IHS, we can see that AMD used a gold plating between the iridium soldering and the heatsink itself. This is far better than the poor thermal interface materials used by Intel on their current generation CPUs.

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der8auer later on pointed out that delidding is not really required for the AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs since the materials used are of great quality. He is still going to test it and see if there’s any tangible temperature difference without the IHS.

Delidding a CPU is not an easy task and requires a great amount of caution to the end user. Never attempt it if you do not have the proper tools and technical knowledge required.

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