Practical tool from "der8auer" for the easy removal ("delidding") of the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS), compatible with Intel Ivy Bridge / Haswell / Devil's Canyon / Broadwell / Skylake / Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs. Version 2 is made from anodised black aluminium, overclock comfortably and safely like a professional! Anyone who was building their gaming PC in the early 2000s can probably still recall the numerous instances of broken CPUs, as occurred with the AMD Athlon XP whose silicon core broke at the corners when mounting a CPU cooler. In order to avoid the high RMA rate of otherwise perfectly functioning processors, especially when placed in the hands of less experienced users, proceeding generations of processors - beginning with the AMD Athlon 64 and Intel Pentium III - simplified the process of mounting the CPU cooler by installing a metal heat spreader on the CPU package, thereby successfully protecting the CPU die from damage.
The proportions of the CPU cooler in this instance are almost irrelevant, since the heat build-up occurs inside of the processor package. To enable effective cooling of this kind of CPU even while functioning under extreme overclocks, daring enthusiasts and extreme overclockers separate the heat spreader with a sharp razor blade or similar tools. This demands the greatest of care and a supreme confidence in your ability to avoid damaging vital components. This radical method holds a not inconsiderable degree of risk for even professional overclockers with a superabundance of experience to call upon.
The der8auer Delid Die Mate 2 - Overview:
Practical tool for removing the heat spreader of a CPU
Quick, easy, and most importantly - no damage
Manufactured from premium anodised black aluminium
Laser engraved with the stylish der8auer logo in white
High compatibility with Intel processors
Safe and convenient professional-level overclocking!
Overclock To The Limit Safely & Easily Like An Overclocking Champion!
The benchmark-grandmaster Roman "der8auer" Hartung developed, and in version two improved upon, the Delid Die Mate 2 solution. This solution allows anybody to easily, comfortably and safely remove the heat spreader without risking a premature end to a pricey purchase. Known as a CPU delidding tool and manufactured from black anodised aluminium with a laser-engraved der8auer logo, it allows the heat spreader to be removed risk-free in under a minute. The processor is placed into the Delid Die Mate 2 receptacle according to the arrow marking on the CPU, and a slider responsible for cutting the CPU is inserted and then slowly and evenly tightened by means of an Allen key which completely removes the heat spreader which is then separated from the processor. This method allows the removal process to be performed absolutely reliably and without risk of damage.
This previously dangerous act of DIY is turned into something routine and harmless, thereby guaranteeing that the CPU and the now accessible CPU components survive unscathed. This opens up completely new possibilities in the realm of CPU modding to extreme overclockers and their aspirational counterparts everywhere. The issue of additional heat transfer between heat spreader and silicon has now disappeared and the CPU's temperature falls precipitously as a consequence - even without any overclocking. An additional advantage is that a more premium thermal paste with improved conductivity can and should be chosen, for example the offering from Thermal Grizzly . The results speak for themselves: Temperature reductions of 10 °C to 20 °C are achievable.
A popular alternative for some processor generations lies in the choice of Thermal Interface Material e.g. replacing it with a liquid metal thermal paste offering notably improved conductivity. This subsequently allows the heat spreader and a full cooler to be reattached as normal by means of silicon adhesive. To maintain reliable contact between the heat spreader and the CPU, the third component of the Delid Die Mate 2 is required, this is inserted over the receiving module and enacts a vice-like pressure from above. It should be ensured, however, that the amount of pressure applied is not excessive in order to prevent damage to the CPU.
German Engineered Perfection - Developed By World Overclocking Champion "der8auer"
Compatibility Information: Without the integrated heat spreader the mounting height of the CPU cooler decreases slightly and, because of this, coolers with fixed mounting heights can no longer be mounted. For this reason please be sure to check prior to installation whether the selected cooler can also be set to a lower mounting height. If you should require assistance, you can contact Roman "der8auer" Hartung personally via this link through E- Mail.
Dimensions: 70 x 70 x 60 mm
Type: CPU Heat Spreader Remover
Colour: Anodised Black (laser engraved with the der8auer logo)
Compatible with all Intel Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Devil's Canyon, Broadwell, Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake Socket 115x (so no "-E" versions) Desktop Processors
Also compatible with soldered Coffee Lake CPUs (ex. Intel i-9 9900K)
*** Important Warning! ***
The removal of the CPU heat spreader is performed at your own risk and always results in the complete invalidation of the manufacturer's guarantee and warranty