Top positive review
just what I needed
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019
Still running an i7-3770K into the ground and wanted to get a bit more out of it. Bought this to de-lid it, so even though it's not in the title, I can confirm that it works just fine with 1155 Ivy Bridge Core i5's and i7's.
Please don't go trying to de-lid a Sandy Bridge CPU, those are soldered. I'm also unsure as to whether Intel ever stopped soldering Xeon IHS, but I'm not about to de-lid one and figure it out.
The instructions are full of Chinglish, but it's not hard to figure out. Be careful and you'll be fine. It's not as delicate as brain surgery or rocket science, but don't go treating it like pulling a tooth either. Watch a YouTube video or two, these kits are all the same. I've never done this before and I had all of my Ivy Bridge era processors de-lidded and put back together in one weekend.
Other stuff you'll need:
Conformal silicone coating if you're planning on applying liquid metal between the IHS and the die.
RTV or some similar black automotive gasket maker, if you're going to re-lid it properly.
A good thermal compound like Kyronaut or NT-H1 for when you're finished.