der8auer Delid-Die-Mate X (FSD8-020)

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der8auer Delid-Die-Mate X (FSD8-020)

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The grandmaster of benchmarking Roman "der8auer" Hartung developed the Delid Die Mate X with the aim of enabling everyone to easily and safely remove the heatspreader themselves, without having to take into account a shortened CPU lifespan. This device allows the heatspreader to be safely removed in under a minute, while the processor requiring delidding is simply inserted into the receiving module of the Delid Die Mate X in accordance with the CPU's arrow marking.


If you already assembled your gaming PCs yourself at the beginning of the 2000s, you may still remember the countless cases of defective CPUs à la AMD Athlon XP, whose silicon cores were broken off by incorrectly setting up the CPU cooler during assembly at the corners. In order to avoid such a high death rate of otherwise perfectly functioning processors, especially for less experienced users, a metal heatspreader was placed on the CPU package for subsequent CPU generations, starting with the AMD Athlon 64 and Intel Pentium III, to simplify the handling of the cooler assembly, which has since successfully protected the CPU die from damage.
This Integrated Heatspreader (IHS), which is mostly made of nickel-plated copper, forwards the waste heat of the chip to the CPU cooler and distributes the thermal energy generated during operation over a larger contact surface than that which the pure silicon itself would
provide. However, a thermal interface material (TIM) is located between heatspreader and silicon chip to connect both components, which intel has no longer made of soldering agent since the Ivy Bridge generation from 2012, but of a standard thermal compound, which also replaces the solder in all subsequent CPU series and thus severely hinders heat dissentancing and thus excessive overclocking due to its relatively low thermal conductivity.
How powerfully the CPU cooling is dimensioned does not matter here, as the heat jam is already caused inside the processor
package. So that such a CPU can be sufficiently cooled even with pronounced overclocking, courageous enthusiasts and extreme overclockers quickly separate the heatspreader with a sharp razor blade or similar utensils. However, the greatest caution is required and a lot of tact is required in order not to mutilate vital components for the CPU. Even for professional overclockers with a lot of experience, this radical method is not yet feasible without risk.

The der8auer Delid The Mate X at a glance:

  • Practical tool for removing (heads) the heatspreader of a CPU
  • Fast, light and above all without damage
  • Made of high-quality aluminum in anodized black
  • Compatible with current Intel Skylake-X & Kaby Lake-X processors
  • Comfortably and safely overclock like a pro!

Simply and safely overclock to the limit like an overclocking champion!

The Delid Die Mate X, developed by benchmark grandmaster Roman "der8auer" Hartung for this reason, provides a remedy for this and allows anyone to easily, conveniently and safely remove the heatspreader themselves without having to accept a premature demise of the CPU. The name of the processor guillotine made of sturdy, black anodized aluminum with durable stainless steel elements can be freely translated into German as "Silicon core cover removal friend". With it, the heatspreader can be safely removed in less than a minute by inserting the processor to be headed into the recording module of the Delid Die Mate X according to the arrow mark on the CPU. Subsequently, a slide, which is responsible for the heads of the CPU, is tightened slowly and evenly by means of a hexagonal screw, whereby the heatspreader completely detaches and is pushed by the processor. With this method, the heads succeed absolutely reliably and without any risk of damage.
The previously dangerous craft act thus becomes a harmless routine and the sensitive silicon die and above all the other, now exposed components of the CPU are guaranteed to remain
intact. Extreme overclockers and all those who want to become one, the device opens up completely new possibilities for professionally stimulation of their CPUs. The problematic additional heat transfer between heatspreader and silicon is now completely eliminated and the CPU temperature is lowered as a result, which allows the CPU to be overclocked much better. Another advantage is that now a higher quality thermal paste with better conductivity can and must be chosen by yourself, for example from Thermal Grizzly. The results are impressive: Under load, 10 °C to 20 °C lower temperatures can be achieved.
A popular alternative is also to replace the thermal interface material itself.B with liquid metal thermal compound with significantly better thermal conductivity.
The heatspreader can then be reattached practically if necessary by means of silicone adhesive and all processor coolers can be mounted as usual. For a reliable connection between heatspreader and CPU, the third component of the Delid The Mate X is required, which is pushed over the recording module and exerts pressure from above in the vice process. However, it should be noted here that not too much pressure is exerted, otherwise the CPU could be damaged.

German Engineered Perfection - Developed by overclocking world champion der8auer

Roman "der8auer" Hartung (pronounced: "the farmer") is a graduated mechatronics engineer (B.Eng.), hardware enthusiast and professional overclocker from Germany. Despite his comparatively tender age, he has been active in the extreme overclocking scene for many years and has already set countless groundbreaking world records during this time. Always interested in teasing out even the last drop of performance from any high-end hardware, the OC grandmaster currently occupies (as of August 2015) the second place in the professional "elite" ranking of the best overclockers in the world (on At Caseking, der8auer offers a range of exclusive OC products that allow home users to enjoy breathtaking peak performance, such as massively overclocked extreme gaming systems for enthusiasts and overclocking bundles or self-developed LN2/DICE containers for liquid nitrogen or dry ice cooling.

*** Important warning! *** The removal of the CPU heatspreader is at your own risk and is always accompanied by the complete loss of the manufacturer's warranty and warranty! 
Compatibility note: Without the integrated heatspreader, the mounting height of the CPU cooler is slightly reduced, which is why those with an unchangeable mounting height can no longer be mounted.
Therefore, before mounting, be sure to check whether the cooler to be used can also be used at a lower mounting height. If you need help with this, you can contact Roman "der8auer" Hartung personally via this link by e-mail. Note: The product photos currently still have a prototype.


  • Dimensions: 145 x 95 x 20 mm
  • Type: CPU Heatspreader Remover
  • Material: Aluminium / Stainless steel
  • Color: Black anodized
  • Compatible with all Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors for Socket 2066
  • Scope

    of supply: 1x

    Delid The Mate X

    1x hexagonal wrench 1x positioning aid for re-gluing

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Manufacturer der8auer
Color Black
Included 1x der8auer Delid-Die-Mate X 1x Allen Key 1x Positioning Aid for Re-Bonding
Material Aluminum

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