Originally Posted by burntheskies
i got a conroe e6600 in da box... and a watercool on the way..
should i go to my HW store, get supplies
and do some laps ( not at the gym) .???
Hey Burn, I'll link you to a guide on it..If you can get some scrap plate glass from a window place around you that would be good, it's a lot flatter and smoother then window glass...I'd start off with about 1000 grit to...Just put a few drops of water on your paper so that it will slide smoothly, dont put a lot and watch your pins dont bend them....If you have much of a cup you might want to drop down to 800 grit...Just dont get in a hurry and take your time..After you do a few you can use lower grits to take it off faster, but for your first time just go slow...Dont drag your leading edges, thats important...And you dont have to try and lap it to make it super shiney, you just want to get it flat and true, so that the pieces mate flat togather...The super shiney is just for looks..Just make sure that there are not a lot of ridges and scratches and such that what you should be going for....Dont take to much off. if your IHS isn't cupped bad just smooth it up and it will be fine...Be sure to keep it flat on the glass while your doing it.. Sick of listening to me motor mouth yet? Hey on second thought dont answer that..
...Info: Want To Lap Your P4's or A64's IHS? (also applies to heatsinks & water blocks) - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net