I7-3770k Still fluxless solder?

Well, it's been about 5 or 6 months since Intel was outed for having cut corners on the heatspreader contact method causing higher temps (fluxless solder?).

My question is - has Intel corrected this since this came out or are they still using the same stuff? I'm asking because I'm nearly ready to purchase one of these. It sounds like heat is still manageable, but hoping maybe they've made the switch. Any thoughts?

thx
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  1. Apparently for there ivy bridge range they used thermal compound instead of solder.
  2. Ok, so they haven't gone back to solder for later ivy bridges? I just thought they might have responded to all of the heat related concerns.
  3. Well its not 100% bad, but they do require good heatsinks for heavy overclocking.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/24059/ivy_bridge_s_heat_problem_is_indeed_caused_by_intel_s_tim_choice/index.html
  4. jay_nar2012 said:
    Well its not 100% bad, but they do require good heatsinks for heavy overclocking.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/24059/ivy_bridge_s_heat_problem_is_indeed_caused_by_intel_s_tim_choice/index.html



    +1 for jay_nar2012

    Yes for the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor we moved to a TIM (Thermal Interface Material). For the 3rd generation processors we will be staying with TIM (there are no plans to change). Now for the next generation processors this may change.
  5. Not knowing a LOT about the various heatspreader options available (newb in this area), can I ask why Intel has gone with this method? I sincerely don't know why one choice is better than another (with the exception of heat related issues that I keep reading about). I want to feel good about this purchase despite all of the negative hype.
  6. I think it was to cut costs or something.

    The i7-3770K is a good CPU anyway, just remember to get a good heatsink if you are overclocking.
  7. they are not too hot. my 3570k @ 4.3Ghz hits 60C on normal load and 65 on hard core testing load on air.
  8. Well they start getting hotter when you bump up the voltage like any CPU would.
  9. wait for haswell man. it's just around the corner
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