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Just took my cooling system back apart to add a drain and do some case mods and was wondering if it is safe to lap my processor? And would I see any worthwhile gains from lapping both the CPU and water block?
I was going to follow this guide and just wrap the pins with some masking or electrical tape to keep them safe
http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/lapping/
    
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I would just do the processor keep in mind it voids your warranty


No reason to go past 800 grit. Making a CPU flat matters not shiny
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If you want 2-5'C cooler, go ahead. Not worth the effort personally, just get better TIM.
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Where do you get the piece he has the cpu in to sand it ? I bought a 920 and a 930 and it never came in one of those
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Originally Posted by dman1320 View Post
Just took my cooling system back apart to add a drain and do some case mods and was wondering if it is safe to lap my processor? And would I see any worthwhile gains from lapping both the CPU and water block?
I was going to follow this guide and just wrap the pins with some masking or electrical tape to keep them safe
http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/lapping/
heatsink for sure... i tend to not lap CPUs personally (have done so for clients though) cause it voids warranty and gets a max (in my experience) of around 5C improvement

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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post
I would just do the processor keep in mind it voids your warranty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVXuZTuoEuE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L1s1-nXj0o

No reason to go past 800 grit. Making a CPU flat matters not shiny
believe it or not, i have droped like 2C between 1200 and 2000 grit, so it can have a difference... i have only lapped CPUs a handful of times and only tested that once so idk if that was an abnormality... i also like to go for absolute mirror... if im gunna lap it in the first place, y not go all the way?

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Originally Posted by PathOfTheRighteousMan View Post
If you want 2-5'C cooler, go ahead. Not worth the effort personally, just get better TIM.
i agree... just get some Indego extreme, save your waranty and drop the same amount of heat
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