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    Default Intel i7 7700K Temperature Lowered by 26 degrees after TIM Replacement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Campbell (OC3D)
    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).

    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.
    Source: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu..._replacement/1
    Details: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/my-i7-7700k-has-arrived-insights-benchies-overclocks-inside-now-with-delid.2493250/

    If this is true for even 30-40% kaby lakes out there... DAMN INTEL! YOU DONE "MESSED" IT UP!
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    Oh god the TIM shenanigans again...

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    Doesn't Skylake use better TIMS as far as we know?

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    Weekly reminder that the TIM shenanigans were worthless and the chips work fine while running hotter.

    Typed from a system running Ivy Bridge.

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    You are not overclocking.

    Changing the crappy paste under the IHS can significantly boost overclocking for some. It's been widely reported.

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    there is actually zero to no difference between skylake and kabylake. Intel just rescheduled the 10nm tigerlake

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    The only good CPU I owned so far in my life was Core 2 Duo and people managed to OC the crap out of that, they care more about platform than just IPC and adding more cores within the time period. It's been 4 cores consumer products for 10 years already since Core 2 Quad, I know you guys are going to refute to something towards that but look at the big picture

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