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Lapped my IHS

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Since I had a Celeron laying around, I thought I experiment with lapping the IHS and here are my results.

I did a little lapping before I took this picture.


Here is how it looked after the 400 grit


After 800 grit


After 1000 Grit. I didn't have any finer grit sand paper so this was as far as I can get it.



Overall, it was a good experience, but it took a really long time to get it to the way it is now. I spent around 2 hrs using the 400 grit just to get it completely flat. Once I got past that, the other two took about 30 mins each.
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pretty nice, yeah it does take a while and some elbow grease but its prob one of the cheapest ways to drop a few C on your temps
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Yeah I hear its time consuming but its really the easiest way to shave off some temps as madmax22 just pointed out.
I really need to get into doing it for both my water blocks and processor.
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The outcome is well worth it. I'm probably gonna lap the other two processors tomorrow and I'll probably get some 2000 grit sandpaper to make it even smoother.
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