Originally Posted by dman1320
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
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
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?
Originally Posted by PathOfTheRighteousMan
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