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I have a Hyper 212 EVO and was wondering if you can lap a heatpipe heatsink like the one i have and if so how hard will it be?
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Don't lap you can put a hole in one of the heat pipes. It worked for this guy but you will taking a risk.
Edit: I think he put a small hole in one of his pipes rolleyes.gif
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Edited by The_chemist21 - 1/2/12 at 11:39pm
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its not really worth it but if the heatpipe isnt even or the spaces between them isnt then why not.

is it worth the effort? not really but it will surely look nice. up to the point you install it tongue.gif

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Don't lap you can put a hole in one of the heat pipes. It worked for this guy but you will taking a risk.
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im pretty sure people he wont lap 2mm into the pipe. hopefully.

its true if you go too deep it will lose structural integrity since its pressurized.
Edited by Coolwaters - 1/2/12 at 11:31pm
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its not really worth it but if the heatpipe isnt even or the spaces between them isnt then why not.
is it worth the effort? not really but it will surely look nice. up to the point you install it tongue.gif
im pretty sure people he wont lap 2mm into the pipe. hopefully.
its true if you go too deep it will lose structural integrity since its pressurized.

I read that thread completely and found that after he lapped his hyper 212 he had heat problems
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Although it doesn't looks like it from the pictures, there's a chance you may have lapped through one of the heatpipe, that may be the cause of the high temp.


Also, did you use any polishing compound to get that mirror finish? The polishing compound would inhibit heat transfer, so you'll need thoroughly clean it with some alcohol.
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Don't lap you can put a hole in one of the heat pipes. It worked for this guy but you will taking a risk.
Edit: I think he put a small hole in one of his pipes rolleyes.gif
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I read that thread completely and found that after he lapped his hyper 212 he had heat problems

dam how far did he go?

i guess he went a little do deep and went into a imperfection/weak spot in the heatpipe. bad luck.

i would just lap until its smooth. starting with 600 or something.
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dam how far did he go?
i guess he went a little do deep and went into a imperfection/weak spot in the heatpipe. bad luck.
i would just lap until its smooth. starting with 600 or something.

I don't know but i did notice this but then again it could be nothing ph34r-smiley.gif
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I don't know but i did notice this but then again it could be nothing ph34r-smiley.gif
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dam how far did he go?
i guess he went a little do deep and went into a imperfection/weak spot in the heatpipe. bad luck.
i would just lap until its smooth. starting with 600 or something.
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I don't know but i did notice this but then again it could be nothing ph34r-smiley.gif
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LOL

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The surface is really uneven so i'm gonna give it a try, and take into consideration what could happen, if i do screw it up i guess it gives me a reason to buy a new HS smile.gif Thanks for your info i was just wanting to know if it could be done. Now where can i find a lapping kit worth buying? smile.gif
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just dont go too deep. i would just get it shinny and smooth. theoretically it should spread out the TIM smoothly and evenly thus making it thinner.
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