Famous overclocker der8auer has delidded the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor in his latest YouTube video. He’s done this to evaluate if the benefits justify the risk. The IHS on the new Pinnacle Ridge processors is soldered directly to the die with Indium, so the delidding process is a little more difficult than before.
der8auer used a modified version of his popular Delid Die Mate 2 tool by replacing the acrylic pieces with aluminum while also removing the rubber washer. He then baked his Ryzen 5 2600 chip in the over between 170C to 180C to melt the Indium and remove the IHS with the delidding tool.
Once delidded der8auer replaced the Indium solder with Thermal Grizzly liquid metal thermal compound. Testing results were not all that impressive with the chip overclocked to 4.1 GHz with 1.35V the difference in temperature was only 4C under load.
So the consensus is that it is really not worth delidding your Pinnacle Ridge processor. Check out the video below…