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Im not trying to push my overclock any higher, im quite happy at 4.3 considering its 3.2 stock!
I have no intention to sell my cpu in the future, and i have no friends so its not like i could sell it to them anyway!
I just know that the cpu is not totally flat which means its not performing as well as it can, i many only get tiny temp improvements but its a project and i like knowing my rig is performing as efficiently as it can.
Isn't that what being a computer enthusiast is all about?
It's exactly what being an enthusiast is all about.
    
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If I do something like that, I think I'd rather try delidding it.
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If I do something like that, I think I'd rather try delidding it.
And some ppl say lapping is bad...lol
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post #34 of 54
TL;DRT

Just figured I'd throw my 2 cents in it. Do a good job of lapping, you can see a 15c drop if you use some good thermal compound. Not only that but if you lap your heatsink and watercool, you can get some amazing results. The cooler you get the Proc, the cooler you get your components, the more power efficient it becomes, the longer the proc and components last. It's a cascade effect.

Just my 2 cents.
Edited by MediaRocker - 5/4/11 at 10:46pm
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post #35 of 54
yay maybe lapping my cpu didnt kill it, but sure made RMA not possible....

anyway BullDozer is right around the corner. why dont u seel ur 1090t in a few months can get a BullDozer cpu?
lap now, its urs forever.
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And some ppl say lapping is bad...lol
In for a penny, in for a pound.
post #37 of 54
If you want to get an even better temp drop, buy indigo xtreme.That's THE best tim out there. It gives you amazing conductivity without needing to lap. Plus it's only $20.
post #38 of 54
be careful when you do it. Personally I would not bother.

I just bought a lapped amd 1055t fo $50 - where the lapping went wrong. The cpu still works, but it is going to be a pain getting the lapping even.

No point risking your chip for a few degrees. You would not want to end up selling it for some ridiculous price.
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Well as i said before, i have no intention of selling it, i never sell my rigs. I like to keep them so thats not an issue. I live in the UK, and my job is in serious question right now (company going under ) so i seriously doubt i'll be able to afford a new build anytime soon, and besides, i love tinkering
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Lapping is just not about temps for a lot of us who do it-its also becuz we can, and any little improvment we can get over any peice of hardware in our computers we just do, its the same with me on my car, truck or harley. I put my computer hobby in the same list. Real it all boils down to each his own. And me? Well when the time comes if i ever want to sell something i will get a good price for it. good workmanship always pays off.
    
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