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so i finally ordered it and it arrived today! holy huge!


anyways, was wanting to know if i should lap it or not?

thanks!
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post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by Aick View Post
so i finally ordered it and it arrived today! holy huge!


anyways, was wanting to know if i should lap it or not?

thanks!
A firm 'No'.

A70 uses direct heatpipe contact design and it is not wise to lap the heatpipe walls.
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nope
   
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Do NOT! Not even a little!
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well good! i was just making sure =D will post pics when my mega flow comes in =D


i am gonna overclock this little sucker as high as i can go without it exploding in my face
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got the thing installed and boy is it huge!


went from 42c to 38c on first boot, not bad, after a few days and the tim spreads it should drop some more. sweet.
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Originally Posted by Aick View Post
got the thing installed and boy is it huge!


went from 42c to 38c on first boot, not bad, after a few days and the tim spreads it should drop some more. sweet.
Unless you are using AS5 (which has a curing time of roughly 200 hours), you probably will not see much improvement over a few days. Perhaps one or two C at the most.

One note concerning your A70:-
Because of its Heatpipes-Direct-Touch style design, there are gaps/grooves between the heatpipes and the heatsink base. It is preferably to pre-apply some thermal paste into the gaps (see the red arrows in the pic below) to fill them up in addition to the usual application.

Alternatively, you may apply thermal paste a little bit more liberally so that there are some 'extra' paste to be squeezed into and fill the gaps.

One way to check to see if enough thermal paste has been used is to press the heatsink onto the CPU and then lift it to inspect the paste spread pattern. If it is good, then clean the CPU and reapply the same amount for a second time.
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even if you do use AS5 you should see some good temps, I use AS5 and I haven't seen much difference after 200+ hours, its been 30C then and its been 30C now with the ambient temps the same throughout. put the thermal compounds on the heat pipes in lines
   
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