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Hello everyone at OCN I have been lurking for the past few weeks due to the fact that i upgraded from a q6600 + 780i mobo i loved the combo but it was almost impossible to get it past 3.6ghz due to the heat, but now that i moved on to the 2600k oh man, was it a huge difference lol.

Well after reading a bunch of old threads, I decided to try and lap my h50. I didn't take pictures of the lapping procedure (and since it was my first time) I wanted to be safe and took it slow the process took about 1.5-2hrs?
1. started on a level glass table
2. went from gradients (over twice dry/wet) 400>800>1000>1500>2000>2500
3. did about 30 downward strokes one way turned about 90 degrees and repeated.

decided not to polish due to reading that it could have adverse effects with the TIM i used (AS5 not the best but i had it on hand will change if will give tons better temps lol). After lapping and installing i ran Intel burn test and i noticed about a 4c temp decrease across the board (same ambient temp) so far i am pleased but any suggestions would be amazing

Here are some pics:
Before (only did one pass as i was excited to start lapping)


After (did one pass to notice the difference)
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cool, now lap your cpu
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cool, now lap your cpu
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really you had heat issues with your q6600 at 3.6ghz+ ? i would run load temps at 68-73 C MAX at 3.8-4.0Ghz.... luck of the chip i guess?

*** you are still in the 60's with an i7? what are you ambient temps?!
 
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cool, now lap your cpu
Totally scared to do that lol.

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really you had heat issues with your q6600 at 3.6ghz+ ? i would run load temps at 68-73 C MAX at 3.8-4.0Ghz.... luck of the chip i guess?

*** you are still in the 60's with an i7? what are you ambient temps?!
well i live in texas soo not much help on ambient but my house is around 77ish degrees F? yea my q6600 would reach about near the 80c at 3.4 on prime 95
Edited by KuuFA - 10/23/11 at 2:43am
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well i live in texas soo not much help on ambient but my house is around 77ish degrees F? yea my q6600 would reach about near the 80c at 3.4 on prime 85
Ever consider upgrading your cooling solution?
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Ever consider upgrading your cooling solution?
well I've looked but not quite sure what to get i was thinking of modding my h50 by adding another single rad but i don't really want to go with a "full water" yet....
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Just hold your CPU at gun point and force it to overclock higher with lower temps...that's how we do it in Texas. If that fails, take it to the electric chair and fry it.

forgot to add something of actual substance..

Add another fan to the H50 and do a push/pull, if you're not already doing that.
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well I've looked but not quite sure what to get i was thinking of modding my h50 by adding another single rad but i don't really want to go with a "full water" yet....
You don't need to go all-out on a custom, high-dollar setup to get great performance:

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Totally scared to do that lol.



well i live in texas soo not much help on ambient but my house is around 77ish degrees F? yea my q6600 would reach about near the 80c at 3.4 on prime 95
im in SC. ^_^ so yea i get heat + humidity as well here. my stated temps are in the summer months as well. however the 4.0 temp was for about 10 minutes before it bsod'd xD hoorah crappy ram!

and to your modded H50 i was going to do the same thing. remove the stock 120 and go 240 across the top of my HAF X.
 
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