"I'll be surprised if this actually makes it to the forums."
Why? It is a valid concern. However, you neglected to mention your motherboard model and manufacturer. From what I have observed over the past years is that the motherboard is often a contributor to this issue.
Perhaps more users will comment on this and offer guidance.
Also, a word of caution. De-liding does bad things to your warranty.
Thanks for the reply, and for pointing that out. I have a Gigabyte Z270x ultra gaming motherboard.