Skylake CPU De-lidding Tool - 10 Day Rental
Wanna pop off the heatspreader on that Skylake CPU but can't afford buying any of the special tools, or don't want to try something crazy like using a bench-vise and a hammer? Well, PPCs has a solution for you! INTEL--er, INTROducing the Skylake CPU De-lidding Tool rental program!
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Wanna pop off the heatspreader on that Skylake CPU but can't afford buying any of the special tools, or don't want to try something crazy like using a bench-vise and a hammer? Well, PPCs has a solution for you! INTEL--er, INTROducing the Skylake CPU De-lidding Tool rental program! For a modest fee (as well as a refundable deposit upon return of the tool within the given rental time period.*), you can have this tool sent to you. With this handy tool you can safely pop the lid off of your Skylake CPU to remove/replace the thermal-material with something more capable (we personally recommend Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, but there are plenty of excellent options available).
*With this Rental you have 10 days starting from the date you receive the product to have it back to Performance-PCs. If not returned within rented time frame you will be deducted $10/week from your deposit. If you decide that you would like to keep it Just send Us a email to Sales@Performance-pcs.com
Although the tool is fairly self-explanatory, you can also follow along with our short video to show how to use the Skylake CPU De-lidding tool successfully. Note: take all the usual precautions (such as grounding yourself) when attempting things like this.
1). Open the de-lidding tool
2). Carefully insert your CPU inside it in the right orientation
3). Close the tool and install the tool clamp
4). Insert the Allen-drive wrench and slowly/carefully turn it just until you hear and feel a "pop"
5). Open the tool carefully to remove the now-separated CPU and heatspreader
Your freshly de-lidded Skylake CPU is ready for cleaning! We recommend carefully removing the factory adhesive used along the edges of the CPU's PCB (a fingernail works quite well), as well as on the heat-spreader itself. Clean off and replace the factory thermal-material off the die as well as the underside of the heatspreader. If you so wish, you can lap and polish the top of the heatspreader easily at this point.
6). Carefully install the delidded CPU into your mobo's socket, leaving the socket clamp unlatched
7). Reapply your aftermarket thermal-material to the die itself
8). Carefully slip in the cleaned heatspreader into the socket clamp and position it where it usually is on the CPU itself, holding it in place with a finger as you close and latch the socket clamp
9). Apply your aftermarket thermal-material of choice onto the heatspreader and proceed with cooling solution installation (air cooling or water cooling) like normal
NOTE: PPCs assumes absolutely NO responsibility for any possible damage done to your CPU from use of this tool and/or instructions. We are simply offering the tool for rental use.