What Is Delidding
The IHS or “Lid” of the Intel CPU is attached to the PCB with a thick adhesive. This creates a large gap between the IHS and the CPU die. This gap is filled with a thick layer of TIM. This thick layer is not efficient at transferring heat.
After using the Rockit 88 delid tool to remove the IHS from your CPU, the thick glue and factory TIM can be removed. Without the thick glue, the gap is eliminated and new, more efficient TIM can be applied in a much thinner layer giving a major increase in heat transfer efficiency.
What Delidding Means For You
Cooler CPU Temperatures
Higher Stable Overclock Longer CPU Life
Delidding is essential for anyone looking to squeeze the last drops of performance from their CPU