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I just picked up a P4 prescott core to upgrade my second rig. I will be using the stock HS/Fan as I dont want to spend money on an aftermarket cooler.

Are there any tips on how to get the best cooling performance out of the stock intel cooler?
I know these have a thermal pad on them NOT paste.
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post #2 of 10
try replacing pads with as5.

Generally keeping it dust-free and seated well helps.
My celeron dropped nearly 5C idle when i cleaned the hsf.
If oc'ing as5 is highly recommended as a minimum.
    
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lap the stock base
    
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well you could lap the hs.. only costs a few sandpapers and a small amount of thermal paste afterwards.
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post #5 of 10
LAP IT...lap your p4 and use as5!...thats about the best you can do
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lap it, as5 and keep dust free
    
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaggar View Post
well you could lap the hs.. only costs a few sandpapers and a small amount of thermal paste afterwards.
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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
LAP IT...lap your p4 and use as5!...thats about the best you can do
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Originally Posted by smallia16 View Post
lap it, as5 and keep dust free
echo, echo, echo...lol
    
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post #8 of 10
Is lapping really that good?

I idle at 22C, if i lap my hsf (dont wana lap my cpu, wana keep the stepping visible) willl i see a drop in temps?

Sorry for hijacking the thread just didnt see the point in creating a new one.
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post #9 of 10
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thanks for the resposne! i will lap the CPU and HS. and I still have some AS5!

antoher question, whats the best way to get the thermal pad off?
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post #10 of 10
credit card, or something straight, thin, and plastic, so as not to scrape the copper or other thermally advance metal or alloy.
    
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