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Aqua Computer rolls out a Dr. Delid tool

Posted on Friday, February 24 2017 @ 12:06:07 CET by

Delidding a processor may help you to overclock a processor higher as it can allow you to improve thermal conductivity, which results in lower temperatures for your processor. It's a process reserved for the most extreme overclockers as a mistake can ruin your processor but lately we're seeing more and more tools to make delidding easier.

Designs for creating a Skylake and Kaby Lake delid tool are available online but these require a 3D printer. For those with no access to a 3D printer, Aqua Computer took it upon itself to create Dr. Delid, a tool that makes heatspreader removal easier.

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dr delid
Dr. Delid from Aqua Computer is a compact tool to remove the heat spreader of Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs. After replacing the thermal grease, the tool also allows to reinstall the heat spreader securely and precisely.

The heat spreader is gently separated from the CPU by twisting and requires no noteworthy effort from the user. This is important to avoid damage to the thin PCBs of the Skylake and Kaby Lake processors. When the heat spreader is rotated, the force is dissipated across all four edges of the CPU.

Aqua Computer has designed Dr. Delid to operate in a secure way so the customer does not have to worry about its expensive CPU. The delid disc which removes the heat spreader also locks the CPU so it can not jump out of the tool. The screw has a stop position so it can not be turned too far. After the removal of the heat spreader the CPU can be lifted through an opening in the tool without touching the gold contacts.

When the thermal grease has been replaced, another insert allows an exactly centered position of the heat spreader to glue it to the CPU again. A clamp which is inserted from the side uses a screw to apply some pressure to the heat spreader while the glue cures. Of course the screw is made of plastic and can not damage the surface nor does it allow applying a too high pressure.
The product will be sold via the Aqua Computer webshop for 29.90EUR. Shipments start February 27th.



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