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go for it you don't ever plan of selling that cpu and don't care about voiding your warranty

and you should get a 1c-5c better temp gains
If he worried about a warranty he wouldn't be on this forum. "overclock.net"
post #12 of 54
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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty View Post
Im looking at similar stuff myself, im not after huge temp gains, a few degrees would be great.
Just wish there was somewhere around here that sold the paper i need so i don't have to wait ages for it to turn up grrrrrr!
Try an auto part store (like Autozone) in the paint section, or a home improvement store.
    
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Sounds like a stupid idea altogether for nothing of real value in the end. You'll have a harder time reselling the CPU (if you even can) and you won't be able to get any warranty support on it should you encounter a hardware problem (I admit, this seems to be rare). Overall, waste of time.
    
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My guess is you'll get a 2-5 celsius drop. My advice is to switch the h50 for an h70 or a noctua d14 and grab some shin-etsu paste (masscool G751 on newegg). Combine that with the lap on both the cpu and hs, and you could drop your temps by quite a bit.

However, why are you thinking about lapping? You'll most likely only get 200-400 mhz higher of an overclock if you're lucky even after lapping.
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Not sure yet, i'm gonna have to order it online coz nobody around here sells the sort im after, Im still looking up tut's and researching.
I got my X6 overclocked to 4.3Ghz and she runs perfectly but it does run hot after a long gaming sesh, not to a dangerous degree but if i can lose some degrees by lapping it, i might as well have a bash.
I have my old Phenom II X4 in my stash so i might practice on that first.
Make a log of your progress huhh, that way i can copy your technique
how about you send me the Phenom II x4 you have, and I will give you an Phenom I x4 to practice on.
post #16 of 54
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My guess is you'll get a 2-5 celsius drop. My advice is to switch the h50 for an h70 or a noctua d14 and grab some shin-etsu paste (masscool G751 on newegg). Combine that with the lap on both the cpu and hs, and you could drop your temps by quite a bit.

However, why are you thinking about lapping? You'll most likely only get 200-400 mhz higher of an overclock if you're lucky even after lapping.
I went from a Corsair H50 to a full custom watercooling loop. The temperature drop was tremendous. Even then, I could only get around 100MHz more out of my overclock. I'm ok with this because in the end I did it for other reasons anyway. The point is that the maximum overclock will be much more limited by many other factors besides temperatures. Besides, lapping on average provides such a tiny (if even any) noticeable difference that I would not count on it leading to higher overclocks.

It is one of those things that those who do it, do it simply to be able to say "yay, I did it" and then show off some shiny Copper photos of the CPU. Not worth it at all in my opinion since after a few weeks you'll forget you ever did it and won't even see the shiny Copper surface since it's under your heatsink anyway. Then there's the minute (if any) temperature difference, that you'd also naturally forget. It'll all come back to you once you upgrade and decide you want to resell the CPU and realise that you've absolutely defaced it so reselling will be much harder to do.
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I can get my 1090T to around 4.3ghz, but the temp goes up to 57c and stays there depending on my room temp. I'm not comfortable going past 55c on my cpu for extended periods of time. A 3c drop would let me get my 4.3ghz, then switch out 6 ap-15s for some high speed deltas on a controller and add a second rad (240) to the front of my case. Maybe get a total 5-7c drop and it's all good.

Plus it' just fun to do this stuff. Once bulldozer hits I'll probably sell this cpu for cheap to a friend. it's all about the e-peen....lol
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post #18 of 54
I wouldnt worry about 57c full load your perfectly fine. And if your ocing to 4.3 and 57c is the highest, your doing good, 55c is just a point that most agree should not be past, but you have up too 62c is what amd says. Most that say do not go past 55c are claiming instabilities start at that point.
    
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And lapping isnt that hard, with the cpu, just take the plastic holder it came in, put in the foam it came with and something else to make it stick out just enough to slide it across the sand papper, i use 600-800-1000-1500 than finish with 2000, both cpu and cold plate, and if you want it to realy shine use some polish on it, than i gently clean it with isopropyl. And i never removed my cold plate from my antec 620. Pics of my latest lapping job.

    
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post #20 of 54
Remember that the temp sensors on the six core cpus are off by about 10 celcius. I hope that temp is after adding 10, or that cpu is being tortured.
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