Does Delidding improve Raven Ridge’s thermals – Ryzen 5 2400G Delid

Does Delidding improve Raven Ridge's thermals - Ryzen 5 2400G Delid

Does Delidding improve Raven Ridge’s thermals – Ryzen 5 2400G Delid

The overclocking Guru der8auer has taken his world famous delidding skill to AMD’s new Raven Ridge series of processors, not only revealing the thermal impact of the modification but also gives a step-by-step guide on how to delid Raven Ridge using his Delid-Die-Mate 2 IHS removal tool. 

To use the Delid Die Mate 2 with Raven Ridge, users will need to purchase a newly designed adapter for the tool which will enable Raven Ridge support. Please note that AMD’s pre-existing Ryzen series CPUs are soldered, which means that delidding is unnecessary and will almost certainly damage your CPU. The reason why Raven Ridge can even be delidded in the first place because of AMD’s use of a thermal paste under the IHS rather than expensive solder using several rare earth metals. This Raven Ridge adapter will soon be available to order from CaseKing and several other retailers. 

After delidding, der8auer replaced AMD’s stock thermal paste with a liquid metal solution called Thermal Grizzly, which offers higher levels of conductivity than standard thermal paste. der8auer then tested his newly delidded Ryzen 5 2400G and then compared both stock and overclocked thermals when cooled under an NZXT Kraken X42 AIO. 

We recommend that our readers give der8auer’s video a watch to see his temperature graphs, but at stock he found the Ryzen 5 2400G to be 7 and 12 degrees cooler under Cinebench and Prime95 26.6 (12K) respectively, offering load thermals of 51 and 53 degrees under load respectively. While overclocked, the temperature differential increases to 10 and 15 degrees in each respective workload, resulting in load temperatures of 58 and 64 degrees after delidding.       


In his video, der8auer has also confirmed that CaseKing plans to sell delidded Raven Ridge CPUs, which will ship at a higher price but come with a warranty from the company. 

You can join the discussion on delidding AMD’s Raven Ridge CPUs on the OC3D Forums.