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Just wondering if it'd be worth it. The way I see it - it'd be worth it. Sucky cooler + lapping should give a better increase than a good cooler + lapping, right?

I consider "worth it" 2-3C minimum.

If it would, which I'm pretty sure it would, what grit sand paper should I look to get? 400, 800, 1000, 1500(?), 2000, and thats it? Higher?
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I lapped my stock cooler and got about a 10C drop. It took about 2 hours to get the major concave curve out of the center. Also before I lapped the surface was like a holographic tag or projection TV (you could see the machine marks and it made a funny sound when you ran your finger across).
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Sand paper you used = ?
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post #4 of 15
Should just do it the same way you would lap any other HSF. Just might take longer. But the grits you said will be fine. Maybe like 240, for the first one, depending on how rough it is
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post #5 of 15
Yeah, stock coolers are the worse pook... Honestly I think you could stop at 1000 grit and still shave (pun) around 6+ degrees of the temps of the things. Really they put no effort into stock coolers. I am reliving the nightmare of the pentium 4 stock coolers in my head..... ugh..
    
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What stock cooler are we talking about? The new stock intels are mirror finished
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Sand paper you used = ?
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post #8 of 15
My current stock cooler is awful. You should have seen the TIM when I took the HS off! It was like a VERY thin coating of black oily stuff which was easily rubbed off with a cloth. needless to say, I put some AS5 on there.

Seriously, the cooler is terrible. It's just like a big aluminium block with a few fins cut into it and a 40mm or so fan shoved on top which does nothing... seriously, i stop the fan and theres practically no change in temperature. It's noobish.
    
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post #9 of 15
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What stock cooler are we talking about? The new stock intels are mirror finished
The one for the C2D's.

I really didn't get to see the bottom because there was bootleg AS5 on it when I got it.
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post #10 of 15
Id say why not. Its not like its going to cost you much, and you can use the sand paper to lap other heatsinks in the future!
    
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