Article ID: 000040727 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 08/25/2021

Can I Remove and Replace Integrated Heat Spreader for Better Heat Performance?

Environment

Intel® Core™ Processors. 

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Summary

Inquiry About Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) for Intel Core Processors

Description

Can the processor's heat be handled better by removing/delidding the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) and placing customized thermal conductive compound?

Resolution

No, removing the IHS (known as delidding) is not recommended, and it will void the warranty.  

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