Originally Posted by DirektEffekt
Originally Posted by Leyaena
Okay, I've got some leftover Noctua NT-H1 I could use on top, sounds like I'm best off using that one then, right?
I might just end up lapping my IHS, sure it's a bit of extra work, but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt my temperatures.
Plus, if you lap it then you can use CL Pro. It might not get you more than maybe a couple of degrees, but every bit helps! Also, if you by any chance have a horizontally mounted motherboard you could go direct-die mount if you're feeling brave!
How much lapping will help depends on your IHS and to what extent it is concave or convex. Many IHS are not flat so it is often a good idea to lap - at least 1-3C better even if flat, and 10-12C better if it was not flat. I'd recommend lapping.
Originally Posted by kgtuning
Originally Posted by Valgaur
I use Indigo Xtreme on my IHS. But as long as the tim has high w/mk you will be fine. I would want cl on top as its a pain in the rear to clean off. Requiring sanding (dependent on the person and application size). Don't worry about the D14s butt. It will be about as flat as can be. The IHS is the issue here. So just lap that nice and good. The IHSMs really don't need to be mirror finish a little bit of scratchyness to it makes it better actually. Or atleast it seems that way to me.
Hey did we ever figure out if the inside of the IHS should be lapped? Of course you'd have to sand down the lip around the outside then lap it. But wonder has anyone of us done that?
You are right kgtuning
, it is tough to lap the inside of the IHS becaue of the lip, but I did my best anyways as I knew mine was convex after I found out the top was concave! It seems to have helped my system temps. I think it would mainly be good to do for those in the same situation.
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
I would ensure everything works fine after delidding.before lapping anything...just in case
A very good idea ivanlabrie
, although it may end up with him needing to redo cooling mounts. Safer though. But, if you just delid and see what your temps are and see if they are sufficiantly lower, then you are good - and if not, then lap and remount and retest and see how much better the temps are from lapping.
That's what I did so that I now know that lapping added 10-12C better temps for my IHS and system then just delidding alone.Edited by PCWargamer - 11/21/12 at 10:16am