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Basically, to flatten your surface, then to sand to a mirror finish so the surfaces can have more/better contact.
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post #12 of 76
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Originally Posted by jamenta
Tomorrow I'm going to lap my San Diego and I'm really scared. Maybe I shouldn't do it? Advice? Emotional support?
Just take your time and be careful, you shouldn't have a problem..Keep it flat on the sand paper.. If you can find a piece of plate glass to use it would be good..Plate glass is a lot smoother than window glass...
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Just take your time and be careful, you shouldn't have a problem..Keep it flat on the sand paper.. If you can find a piece of plate glass to use it would be good..Plate glass is a lot smoother than window glass...
I bought one of those rubber sanders to put the sandpaper on that appears to have a flat surface. Bad idea??
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Most inexpensive way to reduce temperatures for your CPU - which means higher overclocking capability means higher performance/value rig for your money.
Actually the most inexpensive way to reduce temperatures the most is by removing you IHS. I just removed mine and it is actually a lot easier than it would seem. There is a great video guide on how to do it available here and I would recommend you watch the video and see if removing the IHS altogether is something you might want to do.
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Actually the most inexpensive way to reduce temperatures the most is by removing you IHS. I just removed mine and it is actually a lot easier than it would seem. There is a great video guide on how to do it available here and I would recommend you watch the video and see if removing the IHS altogether is something you might want to do.
Now that is interesting. How do you compensate for the removal? Is this for Intel or AMD both?
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I bought one of those rubber sanders to put the sandpaper on that appears to have a flat surface. Bad idea??
Do you mean a power sander or a hand sander? It wont take long to do it on a piece of glass, and since you are new to it , I would suggest you do it by hand the first time. You would be a lot less likely to mess up, a power sander is great for someone who is experienced at doing it, power tools are not as forgiving for the inexperienced....Good Luck, and most of all dont rush it, thats when I always mess up when I rush...EDIT: If your interested on IHS removal Crash has a great video tutorial in the gallery here..
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Do you mean a power sander or a hand sander? It wont take long to do it on a piece of glass, and since you are new to it , I would suggest you do it by hand the first time. You would be a lot less likely to mess up, a power sander is great for someone who is experienced at doing it, power tools are not as forgiving for the inexperienced....Good Luck, and most of all dont rush it, thats when I always mess up when I rush...
Power sander on my San Diego? Not in this life.

Nah, I bought a regular hand sander that has a flat surface. I plan on putting the sandpaper on it and then taking the cpu by hand and flattening slowy on the hand-sander - over the three different sand papers I bought.
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post #18 of 76
Honestly...it's easier, faster, and less risky to just pop the IHS off. Trust me. lol. I lapped my BT, and it took about an hour and a half... I removed my 165's IHS, and it took approximately 45 seconds, and was SUPER easy...and I wasn't sore the next day...
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post #19 of 76
When you remove the IHS you then place you heatsink in direct contact with you processor which results in very substantial temperature drops especially with aftermarket coolers. I have my stock heatsink on my *naked* processor and it dropped my idle temperatures down from 35*C to 24*C.
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What's the best way to take your IHS off?
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