Hummm wonder how cool it would run if you took off the die /integrated heasink and put a cooler directly on the naked/nude die itself.
Like the old AMD k7 barton cores or the pentuim m .
vargis14 wrote:Sure its dangerous,but i am curious to know how it would work to have a heatsink directly on the die.
I wonder if a small vapor chamber could somehow be incorporated into the integrated die cover.Instead of that grey silicone type goop taking up most of the space under the spreader.
" besides: Intel engineers aren't stupid people. They'll see to it that the heat transfer from DIE -> Spreader is more efficient compared to the transfer from DIE -> cooler."
I think intel does it more for protecting the cpu die itself,as for the Spreader being more efficient I do not know about that,but it is does protect the die and thats pretty much all that needs to be cooled,you never see any of the transistors on the backside of a cpu that are confined to a small airspace with no ventilation whatsoever fall off or burn up.
Would someone with a extra 3770k or even a 2600k please try removing the protective spreader please and report your results:)
Plus a Ivy Bridge Heatsink review is still in order and i trust no site but TR to do it correctly.