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I don't know about AMD CPU's, but odds are lapping's gonna decrease your chip's lifespan assuming you're at the point where you have to give exponentially more voltage to get a few hundreds Mhz out of it.

Lapping for me would be somewhat useless. I'm already at the point where to get any higher clocks, I'm gonna have to give it a ton more Vcore, which reduces it's life by a lot. Many guys who have their i7s running > 4Ghz have their Vcores in the dangerous range (~1.4V), which I would never do.
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Just take your time and u will be fine I did my cpu block a while ago and at the time was gonna do my cpu but was scared lol. In the end I lapped my cpu few weeks ago I used 800-2000. I did it to make it more flat and I didnt go all the way to make it as shiney as I could. Saw 3 degress drop in temps.
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Originally Posted by fishhawk View Post
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.
Pretty much this. The way I see it, a cooler machine is a happy machine. and a happy machine means better performance and a longer life!

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I don't know about AMD CPU's, but odds are lapping's gonna decrease your chip's lifespan assuming you're at the point where you have to give exponentially more voltage to get a few hundreds Mhz out of it.

Lapping for me would be somewhat useless. I'm already at the point where to get any higher clocks, I'm gonna have to give it a ton more Vcore, which reduces it's life by a lot. Many guys who have their i7s running > 4Ghz have their Vcores in the dangerous range (~1.4V), which I would never do.
If you read the past 4-5 pages you'd have noticed he said he's not upping the speed anymore.

So in essence he's prolonging his proc by cooling it down further.
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But if you also read what he is saying-he just wants to,and if he does a good job no worries-i have cpu,s that are over 5 years old still running perfect, i lap every cpu and heat sink on every system, i build them as one of my hobbys. But your right he realy doesnt have too. But sorry, lapping will not shorten the life span, over volting, and excessive heat will.
    
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post #45 of 54
Like me the OP has a higher clock but being held back by load temperature. I doubt he plans on going to dangerous voltage levels, just want to max out his CPU to safe levels. It's the only reason I'm doing it, other than something to do.
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post #46 of 54
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Yup thats pretty much it mr huhh,
to get 4.3ghz i've had to increase the voltage by .5 volts, so i don't think thats gonna do the chip any harm in the considerable future and as i said, its running perfectly but i would like to lose a few degrees under load if possible.
Im a tech head, always will be and i'm damn proud of it, sure some people might consider doing things like this as pointless and stupid but wheres the harm in trying to make your rig run as efficiently and healthy as possible?
I understand its not for everyone but as far as i can tell, ocn is full of people like me.....i don't mean to sound harsh or patronizing here, its just how i see it.
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post #47 of 54
You are very correct and dead on in your last post-why i have been agreeing with you from the start.
    
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post #48 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by gregory121295 View Post
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.
Do this AND lap. Muahahaha! I'm running a Coolaboratory Liquid MetalPad and I saw about 5c drop in load temps!
    
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Cheers fishhawk, nice to know im not alone lol
Well im gonna go ahead and do it i've decided, im going somewhere tomorrow that should stock the papers i need
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As far as I heared AMD CPU have better lapped IHS than Intel so You don't have to do that. What will You gain -1 degree? Maximum -2 :/ I don't think it's worth it
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