Intel is giving the ok to PC enthusiasts to take apart the i9-14900KS because its so hot

Intel Core i9 14900KS processor box surrounded by flames.

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Overheating is always an issue when it comes to CPUs. To get better cooling, many overclockers and PC enthusiasts choose delidding to get better results. However, until now, Intel has never endorsed this. But, with Intel Core i9-14900KS, select manufacturers can reportedly delid these CPUs without losing the Intel warranty.

This info, which comes from the YouTube channel der8auer, says that Intel appears to have a special deal in place with certain PC manufacturers. These manufacturers are allowed delidding on the 14900KS without the warranty being lost. Delidding is a process where the user pops off the metal heatspreader that sits on top of the CPU’s silicon. This allows for modifications that allow for better cooling, like thermal paste. As said before though, it’s not until now that Intel has ever allowed this on their processors without losing the warranty.

The Intel Core i9 14900KS is so hot that Intel is letting users delid it

Since the Intel Core i9-14900KS is such a heavy hitter when it comes to heat, it’s prime for delidding. Many users have gotten the i9-14900KS running at remarkable speeds, achieving up to 6.2 GHz. However, with this power comes overheating, making for an issue for anyone just trying to run their favorite games.

Since this is Intel’s fastest processor ever, it could be that they’ve seen the need for this modification to keep the CPU functioning. The company is no stranger to users modifying their chips, and allowing for these mods without losing out on the warranty could be the official seal of approval from Intel.

The Intel Core i9-14900KS is an impressive piece of hardware. The lightning-fast speeds are some of the best seen, even with the overheating issue. If you’re looking to get your hands on one, but have been skeptical due to the temperature, buying a delidded one finally comes without the risk. For some, it could be the final push to snag the latest special edition processor.

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