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I have 1 more question, im going to lap my cpu also, so what can i use to hold my cpu to keep the pins from getting bent or messed up i use an Athlon 630 2.8 oc/ to 3.5. Thanks for all the info so far.

you can use styrofoam im sure you can find it easily thumb.gif

also i wouldnt start with such a low grit like 200..thats way too rough.
keep in mind you dont want to go that deep. and theres no reason for you to go that deep into the heatsink. unlike cpus which people try to get closer to the die.
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Thats cool i kinda figured that anyway, i have plenty of styrofoam.
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post #23 of 50
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you can use styrofoam im sure you can find it easily thumb.gif
also i wouldnt start with such a low grit like 200..thats way too rough.
keep in mind you dont want to go that deep. and theres no reason for you to go that deep into the heatsink. unlike cpus which people try to get closer to the die.
200 grit is fine, I started with 180 grit. heatsinks frequently need a lot of material removed.
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Thats cool i kinda figured that anyway, i have plenty of styrofoam.

Hadn't thought of some closed cell styrofoam, I'm sure it would work well. I'll buy trying it out. Just make sure that you are static free the whole time.
post #24 of 50
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Just make sure that you are static free the whole time.

+ 1million

the black Styrofoam that they use to package electronic components are ESD safe.
just make sure your styrofoam isnt clingy
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Thats a good idea, i'll stop by Home Depot today and see if i can find some that is more static free and maybe something else to use instead, im sure ill find something, i have a $50 gift card for there so ill get whatever i can that will help me there. Maybe BestBuy would have some of the Black stuff laying around in the back that i could get from them, i wish we had a PC Store around here, there is nothing within 300 miles from here.
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post #26 of 50
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Thats a good idea, i'll stop by Home Depot today and see if i can find some that is more static free and maybe something else to use instead, im sure ill find something, i have a $50 gift card for there so ill get whatever i can that will help me there.

haha, I love gift cards tongue.gif I always deliberate for way to long over how to spend them lol...
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Originally Posted by Nnimrod View Post

200 grit is fine, I started with 180 grit. heatsinks frequently need a lot of material removed.
Hadn't thought of some closed cell styrofoam, I'm sure it would work well. I'll buy trying it out. Just make sure that you are static free the whole time.

Where would i be able to buy some closed cell styrofoam from?
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post #28 of 50
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Thats a good idea, i'll stop by Home Depot today and see if i can find some that is more static free and maybe something else to use instead, im sure ill find something, i have a $50 gift card for there so ill get whatever i can that will help me there. Maybe BestBuy would have some of the Black stuff laying around in the back that i could get from them, i wish we had a PC Store around here, there is nothing within 300 miles from here.

lol Clarksville, Indiana no kidding.

i live in the heart of silicone valley so no storage of tech stores lol.
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just the styrofoam? no idea. buy something cheap and return it, keeping some of the (styrofoam) packaging?
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lol Clarksville, Indiana no kidding.
i live in the heart of silicone valley so no storage of tech stores lol.

Haha, no **** smile.gif
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