As enthusiast are liked to go extrastapes towards achieving the best performance on their hardware, including process delidding IHS (removing the processor’s Integrated Heatspreader) for achieving lower operating temperatures, and possibly even higher overclocks.

Well, you really shouldn’t try to do so with AMD’s Ryzen 7. The reason: attempting to delid Ryzen 7 by overclocking genius der8auer a total of 3 (three!) Ryzen 7 samples before he managed to do it without damaging the processor. This happens because contrary to other CPUs, AMD’s Ryzen 7 IHS comes soldered to the chip, which obviously increases difficulty and risk of such a delidding process. Apparently, AMD did a pretty good job with the thermal interfaces of Ryzen 7 anyway – der8auer achieved only a 2ºC decrease in operating temperatures on the delidded Ryzen sample. Long story short: maybe it’s not worth it. Especially if your cooling solution of choice isn’t able to achieve proper contact with the CPU after the process.

Suvendu Mardi (SAM)
A Graduate, in Computer Application, Hardware Enthusiast, and Die Hard PC Gamer, Work as hardware consultant and building custom PC since 2007