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Ok as I'm still new to a lot of the stuff what is Laping?
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Originally Posted by XrOo View Post
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
I am planning on mounting it on my window A/C unit to drop temps quite a bit.

So Indigo xtreme is the best?
    
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I would first add Ã* reservoir. Then do lapping if the result still isnt good enough. Lapping by hand, no experience. But i can imagine your arm Will hurt ;D
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post #14 of 23
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Ok as I'm still new to a lot of the stuff what is Laping?
Modern processors come with an IHS, which has a nickel coating with copper underneath. When you remove the nickel, it reveals the copper which has a higher thermal transfer capability than nickel. It also levels out the CPU since most IHS's are quite uneven and don't provide ideal contact to the heatsink.
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I wouldn't, but if you're gonna, at least throw a mirror finish on it.
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I would first add Ã* reservoir. Then do lapping if the result still isnt good enough. Lapping by hand, no experience. But i can imagine your arm Will hurt ;D
What would that really do? It'd cost alot more, plus I think with my h70 mounted to a A/C unit it'd run cool as hell.
    
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Okay, going to do a res mod+indigo xtreme for about 83 dollars, I should be able to cut my price down by testing stepdads water system(He lives down the block, but he's enlisted) as he does high-end saltwater fish stuff, and see if I can save 8 bucks by using his water and just getting anti-corrosive stuff. Seems like with indigo and a res mod+ my A/C unit blowing on the res and pump I should lower my temps by about twenty C. The guy before me got 75c at 4GHz with 1.3 volts, I hope with this to get 50-60C and OC it more. Then maybe later I will do a lap on my 920 and get even lower temps.
    
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So, I'm about to spend 80 dollars, is it worth it?
    
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So, I'm about to spend 80 dollars, is it worth it?
Save it and put it towards a sb cpu
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Save it and put it towards a sb cpu
SB-E*

Also, I can get that when they come out.
    
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