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Intel i7 7700K temps lower by 26 degrees after TIM replacement

Intel i7 7700K temps lower by 26 degrees after TIM replacement

Intel i7 7700K temps lower by 26 degrees after TIM replacement

Intel i7 7700K temps lower by 26 degrees after TIM replacement

 
 
Special thanks to Warchild for bringing this news to our attention on the OC3D Forums. 
 
 
Benchmarker, RichUK, has shown a new Intel Kaby Lake i7 7700K running at 5.0GHz before and after he replaced Intel's stock TIM, with thermals lowering by a maximum of 30 degrees. 
 
This i7 7700K was benchmarked on a Z170 motherboard, with the overclocker being able to run the CPU at 5.0GHz at 1.344v when using an NZXT Kraken X62. Using this setup the user was able to run Prime95 when the CPU was clocked at 5GHz, with the CPU temperatures shooting up to 90+ degrees after a few seconds of use when using Intel's stock TIM (Thermal Interface Material). 
 

  

Intel i7 7700K temps lower by 26 degrees after TIM replacement   

After deliding his Intel i7 7700K CPU and replacing Intel's stock TIM, RichUK was able to run the same test at the same voltages but with much lower thermals, with the hottest core running at 66 degrees celsius, which is 26 degrees lower than the previous test.  

While this overclock was not stable over an extended testing period, the CPUs thermals were not longer an issue. This clearly shows that Intel's stock thermal interface material is not an optimal solution for high-end overclockers.

 

Intel i7 7700K temps lower by 26 degrees after TIM replacement   Intel i7 7700K temps lower by 26 degrees after TIM replacement

(CPU Temperatures while running Prime95, Left Before delid, Right After delid and TIM replacement)

 

With Kaby Lake it looks like overclocks of 5GHz may be possible for high-end users, bringing us back to the Sandy-Bridge glory days of overclocking. 

While Kaby Lake does not offer any IPC enhancements over Skylake, it looks like overclockers can expect to reach higher clock speeds and achieve increased CPU performance that way.

 

You can join the discussion on Intel's Kaby Lake i7 7700K's reduced thermals after Deliding on the OC3D Forums.

 

  

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16-12-2016, 06:54:02

The_Governour
Again??? So in order to get decent temps we have to delid.....Quote

16-12-2016, 07:26:41

Kleptobot
My 3570k has been running fine delided since the day I bought it. Mind you putting a brand new CPU in a bench vice and hitting it with a hammer and block of wood had my heart going a little.

You'd think that at least for the 'k' skus that Intel could use better thermal compound.Quote

16-12-2016, 08:03:05

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kleptobot View Post
My 3570k has been running fine delided since the day I bought it. Mind you putting a brand new CPU in a bench vice and hitting it with a hammer and block of wood had my heart going a little.

You'd think that at least for the 'k' skus that Intel could use better thermal compound.
Yes but the whole point is.. why should we have to delid just to get the results we expected from intel out of the box so to speak.Quote

16-12-2016, 08:32:20

Bridges
Really hope Zen gives them a kick up the arse. This is beyond cheap for a supposedly premium overclocking part.Quote

16-12-2016, 08:38:01

Warchild
I wonder if they have reverted on the pcb thickness too after the issues with some coolers on skylake.Quote
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