Originally Posted by [)r@ke
I've got all the time in the world for helpful advice.
I'm in no hurry to OC my system. As my title says "Overclocker in Training". I'm studying up like crazy before I'm going to spend hours going back and forth from the bios to booting tweaking my OC just right.
And besides, heatsinks are important. Not a decision to be rushed, I shouldn't think.
Indeed you are wise... here is a link to my lapping experience:
This heatsink is large (as are all tower coolers). If you can try to get the Infinity or the Tuniq, they are marginally better (according to reviews that I have read) than the Noctua. Make sure that you have adequate space in your case for this kind if beast.
It's refreshing to hear from someone that recognizes the tedium involved with OC'ing and is willing to fo the research. Kudos to you!
NOTE: Lapping voids the warranty on processors
Keep a log of your progress and post it!