- Jun 3, 2011
Eh, not really. Delidding chips became a thing in these last few years *because* of the intel tim situation. Earlier you might have had LN overclockers delidding, the same people who push 1.8v and that value 4c. temp, but since, there's been plenty people that casually delid because A) they have a bad chip and delidding gains them 20c., and B) they saw it on youtube and they think it's 1337 - these are the people that made a market for delid tools. Neither of these two groups is "pushing the envelope".And 4C is not what I'd consider slight if you're pushing things to the very edge! Anyone who is delidding chips isn't your typical OC for 24/7 100% load person that's looking to maximize throughput and have longevity and stability suitable for heavy, continuous workloads.