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My i7 920 and h70 will be coming by Saturday hopefully. Will lapping them both give me better times? Is it worth it? Also, what thermal paste should I use? I was looking at the antec diamond stuff.
    
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I would lap the CPU before the H70.
    
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Most heatsinks nowadays are machined to be pretty smooth so I'd do the CPU definitely if you're up to it.
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The H70. *thumbs up* at least it gave me great results
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Most heatsinks nowadays are machined to be pretty smooth so I'd do the CPU definitely if you're up to it.
Okay, I'll do the 920. How much of a temp difference would I see? Like 5C?

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I would lap the CPU before the H70.
Yeah, going to do the 920 first.


What is the best thermal paste? AS5 is what I have(small amount left). Should I go for the Antec diamond stuff?
    
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Okay, I'll do the 920. How much of a temp difference would I see? Like 5C?



Yeah, going to do the 920 first.


What is the best thermal paste? AS5 is what I have(small amount left). Should I go for the Antec diamond stuff?
Probably around 4-6C or so.. It should also even up your individual core temps a little bit.

So far, admittedly I'm a fan of IC Diamond 7's performance over AS5 but it is known to take off the lettering and numbers ontop of the IHS.
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What is the best thermal paste? AS5 is what I have(small amount left). Should I go for the Antec diamond stuff?
IC Diamond, MX3-4, shin-etsu, indigo extreme.

These are better than AS5, indigo extreme being the best.
    
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Probably around 4-6C or so.. It should also even up your individual core temps a little bit.

So far, admittedly I'm a fan of IC Diamond 7's performance over AS5 but it is known to take off the lettering and numbers ontop of the IHS.
Well, if I lap it won't matter

So yeah, it seems worth it, seeing as 4-6C is alot of a drop. How much better would you say the diamond stuff does?
    
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Have you modded the H70? Like adding Ã* reservoir? Very good decrease in temps for some as there sometimes is air in the radiator. And mx2 is also Ã* good Tim Vs as5
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
Well, if I lap it won't matter

So yeah, it seems worth it, seeing as 4-6C is alot of a drop. How much better would you say the diamond stuff does?
On my 2600K it was about a 9-11C difference. I went through an entire tube of AS5 trying to test different application methods then bought some IC Diamond and it worked wonders on the first application.
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