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i kno u need sandpaper, and something to hold the cpu w/ but im not sure how to do it, could some one plz tell me, and also where i can get the stuff i need to do it
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post #2 of 14
You can pick up sandpaper of different grits at hardware store, lowes, even wal-mart has some. Start out at smaller grits (rougher) work your way into the thousands, up around 2000 I think. Make sure your using something thats going to be 100% flat as the backing to the sand paper, such as a mirror. Go in circular motions, good luck.
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ok, and what should i use to hold my processor so i dont bend the pins

and also how long do u use each grit paper
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post #5 of 14
Put the little piece of black foam that came in the CPU capsule on it..That guide will answer most of your questions...
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post #6 of 14
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sweet, alright i think ill try it, thnx guys
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post #7 of 14
what does lapping do??? edit: nevermind i read
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post #8 of 14
Lapping makes the surface extremely flat so heat disperses alot more evenly.

edit: oops, minute too late.
post #9 of 14
i personally like taking the IHS off, if its AMD helps more than lapping
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post #10 of 14
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how would u take the IHS off, and is it easy to do? i most likely wont hurt anything lapping, i dont wanna take a chance if its too risky
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