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    Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used them?

    Someone online is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used them?

    Seems to do a lot for the money (i.e. delid, clean, liquid compound then reseal and relid), but i worry i wont get the CPU back or it gets broken, he has 100% reputation. its very tempting.. (But i know i will probably just get mugged)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Delid-Rel...gAAOSwpw1aWeo3
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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    Someone online is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used them?

    Seems to do a lot for the money (i.e. delid, clean, liquid compound then reseal and relid), but i worry i wont get the CPU back or it gets broken, he has 100% reputation. its very tempting.. (But i know i will probably just get mugged)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Delid-Rel...gAAOSwpw1aWeo3
    How will you know he's delidded it and replaced the paste and not waited a few days then sent it back?

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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    TBH,is it worth the risk just to get a slightly higher clockspeed?? Also you can get the delid tools for £25 to £30 anyway from places like OcUK,and you can get a 3D printed one off Ebay for under £20:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...=delid&_sop=15


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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    How will you know he's delidded it and replaced the paste and not waited a few days then sent it back?
    Good point, imagine arguing with him to say it isnt any better. Also i thought it was possible he would delid it find its one of the 1% super-overclocking bin and swap it for a not so good one lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    TBH,is it worth the risk just to get a slightly higher clockspeed?? Also you can get the delid tools for £25 to £30 anyway from places like OcUK,and you can get a 3D printed one off Ebay for under £20:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...=delid&_sop=15
    Yes i have thought about that, and if i did i could delid my sons cpu too if successful.
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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    TBH,is it worth the risk just to get a slightly higher clockspeed?? Also you can get the delid tools for £25 to £30 anyway
    I'd imagine that there are still plenty of people who would be tempted but don't feel that they could reliably do it themselves without ruining the CPU, but still want it done. I guess both options have risks.

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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Honestly I would just get the delid tool then resell when you're finished. Should be a similar cost overall.

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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by GHz View Post
    Honestly I would just get the delid tool then resell when you're finished. Should be a similar cost overall.
    I might sell my delid after i do my sons CPU and my mate at work wants to do it too. (But i will guide him, he can take the blame if it goes wrong lol)

    When i started this thread i wanted to let someone do it for me but from listening to advice and the reply from CAT-THE-FIFTH i did it myself in the end, here's my thread on it if your interested.

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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    I might sell my delid after i do my sons CPU and my mate at work wants to do it too. (But i will guide him, he can take the blame if it goes wrong lol)

    When i started this thread i wanted to let someone do it for me but from listening to advice and the reply from CAT-THE-FIFTH i did it myself in the end, here's my thread on it if your interested.

    https://forums.hexus.net/cpus/388553...-hoonigan.html
    Ah ok, sorry for bumping! I misread the post date

    Glad to hear it went ok though. Even with a delid tool I would be a nervous wreck.

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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    How will you know he's delidded it and replaced the paste and not waited a few days then sent it back?
    "Optional photo's of the process if you request them in advance"

    He offers free local collection, so I imagine you could rock up at his place to drop it off. Perhaps even observe the process?
    Worth it if you don't think you could do it yourself, or are not prepared to risk stuffing it up, as he also says he'll pay the cost of a replacement CPU.

    Personally I'd just use someone I trust, like a fellow Hexite with good rep for such work. I've had one such CPU delidding, 3570K I think it was.
    I've also known someone else getting theirs done by a 'mate' who saw it on the internet and thought it looked easy... which it was, TBF, but they still took a tiny bevel off one of the components when the cover came away. It was just dumb luck that it didn't do any damage!

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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    "Optional photo's of the process if you request them in advance"

    He offers free local collection, so I imagine you could rock up at his place to drop it off. Perhaps even observe the process?
    Worth it if you don't think you could do it yourself, or are not prepared to risk stuffing it up, as he also says he'll pay the cost of a replacement CPU.

    Personally I'd just use someone I trust, like a fellow Hexite with good rep for such work. I've had one such CPU delidding, 3570K I think it was.
    I've also known someone else getting theirs done by a 'mate' who saw it on the internet and thought it looked easy... which it was, TBF, but they still took a tiny bevel off one of the components when the cover came away. It was just dumb luck that it didn't do any damage!
    That was lucky.. with the delid diemate 2 it was too easy! people online were saying it was fool proof but i still think they're is always a possibility of problems.

    One of my mates lives 7 miles away from the ebayer, i said ring him and ask the bloke and see if he can do it while you wait but he's still not sure, i said i would let him do the delid round mine I will guide him but he is apprehensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GHz View Post
    Ah ok, sorry for bumping! I misread the post date

    Glad to hear it went ok though. Even with a delid tool I would be a nervous wreck.
    I was strangely calm about it, i guess from watching hours of videos and guides online first (And also peoples horror story's)
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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    I'd say forget it - if you need a faster CPU just get one and sell this, that'll bring much more of a performance boost than cleaning it.

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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    I was strangely calm about it, i guess from watching hours of videos and guides online first (And also peoples horror story's)
    any good ones to recommend? My XPS13 is now out of warranty and the throttling is driving me mad. Been wondering whether to try delidding it alongside cleaning up the excessive TIM that people report is commonplace. Seeing as the fan bearing seems to be going, it feels like time to get in there, and I may as well do it all in one hit.

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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    any good ones to recommend? My XPS13 is now out of warranty and the throttling is driving me mad. Been wondering whether to try delidding it alongside cleaning up the excessive TIM that people report is commonplace. Seeing as the fan bearing seems to be going, it feels like time to get in there, and I may as well do it all in one hit.
    Is this the XPS13 laptop?? If so the CPU does not use an IHS AFAIK,and the heatsink contacts the chip directly.


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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Is this the XPS13 laptop?? If so the CPU does not use an IHS AFAIK,and the heatsink contacts the chip directly.
    you might be right.

    https://www.ultrabookreview.com/1039...9550-iris-540/

    that does look a bit like no lid doesn't it. I'd just assumed it was standard arrangement - even reducing the amount of TIM will hopefully help. I'm not sure about his pads onto the chassis idea. The case gets hot enough as it is. I will however hopefully be able to pad the VRMs onto the chassis if those aren't blocked by the CPU heatsink, similar to this guide (which is for the 15", trying to find an equivalent for the 9350)
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    Re: Someone on ebay is offering a delid-relid service for i5-i7 for £14 anyone used t

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    you might be right.

    https://www.ultrabookreview.com/1039...9550-iris-540/

    that does look a bit like no lid doesn't it. I'd just assumed it was standard arrangement - even reducing the amount of TIM will hopefully help. I'm not sure about his pads onto the chassis idea. The case gets hot enough as it is. I will however hopefully be able to pad the VRMs onto the chassis if those aren't blocked by the CPU heatsink, similar to this guide (which is for the 15", trying to find an equivalent for the 9350)
    From my experience of laptops - best to take out the fan assemble fully(disconnect everything and don't let the wires still connect into the motherboard) and blow some air through the fins and the fans to clear the dust out. You might need to also manually clean the fan blades too.

    Also after a few years the thermal compound or pad used can get a bit flaky,so replace that.

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    That model is under 3 years old?? Surely there is some warranty left??


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