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My first log! Lapping with monkey (Many pics inside)

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Soo...... I recieved my FREE lapping kit from David B. or as he is known in the forums, "insulglass" (owner of www.EasyPCKits.com). I got it for free because someone asked about lapping and david said he can have a free kit and for some reason he turned it down and so it was offered to first person to send a msg. Turns out i beat all the other noobs to it ^ ^. Anyways it came in the mail like 2 days ago and today i had the time to go put it to work.

The Current Situation

Well.. its has actually only been around 2 weeks ago since i last cleaned up my case but it still has quite some dust in it. But as you will see in this next picture i haven't spent enough time hiding the wires. No, lemme re-phrase that--RUNNN ITS AN OCTOPUS CLIMBING OUT THE COMPUTER.



As for the temps i get, they are posted on the lower portions of this log instead of here because its easier to compare the temps from before and after. (You will find them in a leet table )

Heres a little preview of a section of my room with the my current case, my old case (the big white full tower), and my future case (the antec nine hundred). I actually just got that 2 days ago cuz it was on sale at COMPUSA. I have already ordered an e6600, p5b deluxe, crucial 2g kit, corsair psu, and an x1900gt for it (CANT WAIT GAHHHHHHH *berzerker rage at computer desk*). I will make a log of putting it together i suppose. But for now i shall continue the log.



(Yes, that is a box with disney tiger's face on it, someone bought me something from the disney store for christmas )

Preparations
Pulling out the HSF i felt quite some struggle trying to pull the damn thing out. Turns out i used too much as5 last time even though i tried to put the suggested smaller than pea size ammount.



Afterwards, i put apart the HSF. (Its a thermaltake Venus 12)



Next is a pic of the lapping kit with the detailed instructions and a nicely cut piece of glass to do the lapping on.



This is the workarea i chose. It's in the bathroom on the sink. I put a piece of newspaper below the glass to help it stop sliding and to protect the counter top as well water all over the place to make grip between the papers and newspaper and glass and coutnertop. This is actually a picture from a point in the middle of the process, i forgot to take a "before" picture for this.



And now, The moment you've been waiting for!

THE SHINE-O-METER!

I took pictures from the top showing how I i reflect myself on the heatsink. Sometimes i dont show tho, i didnt have the same angles on each shot.



As you can see i took quite some noob pictures, first of all the location was bad for taking pictures! There are like 3 bright lights on top og the mirror on top of that sink. There were reflections of this everywhere and i didnt position at the same place enough each time, even so you can still somehow see the progress done between it. (leet table huh? )

So... I put it back in the case ofter drying it with a blow dryer. (Warning to others, I didnt think the copper would get so hot from blow drying it, was so supprised and felt stupid when i picked it up immedieatly after blow drying it for a good minute on high, It burnss )

I thought i could conquer the octupus in the case but next picture shows it's still has some remains! Either way i was running out of time and had to go to work so i tried to finish it up quick. Would def do a better job on future attempts if i have time.



After i get back from work i tallied up the final temps after the lapping and hiding the wires.

The Collected Data

Note that these temps are on stock (i have not yet wondered into overclocking ).




After a days work, around 3.5 hours of lapping then to work, it has been a long day. The average 3-4 degree drop was worth it, at one case (maybe an anomally?) the temp dropped a full 8 degress on low RPM on Full Load. Take into mind that this is not all from lapping it could have been affected by how i reseated the HSF, how much as5 i tried this time (i tried less btw), and all the airflow changes from hiding the wires. There is one strange thing though, after the wiring makeover, if u look back up at the tables, the temps actually went higher????? the ambient maybe went higher from heater going on. But like i said there are many factors i changed. Another thing, these are temps in the same day i set it, so hopefully i get even better temps once the as5 settles.

Anyway , I haven't realized but i've made this log pretty long. So.... I end it here. To sum it up im pretty happy with the results, and for anyone planning on lapping their stuff, gl to you. Thank you again to insulglass and the free easypckit, definitely made it an easier job than it could have been.
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Wow, I really like your *1337* graph thingy Great work, how much do those things cost anyways? the kit that is
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Well the prices are on his website but the particular one he sent me was for $6 (the one with the glass included)
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Glad you are pleased, and thank you for the detailed review. :-)

David

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feck me that's amazing... I mean your graphing of the results not the lapping, j/k. Try the premium kit next time. It knocks the pants off of the normal lapping kit. I wouldn't go back now, it just makes the job a helluvalot easier.
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Very nice. Love the Shine-O-Meter.
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Nice Rep+
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A Little Update:

Well it's not my computer anymore, i gave this rig to my dad as a hand me down after my new rig was up. But when i put it back together with hard drives from our old outdated compaq and taking away the fm121 on the back, i decided to give the wire management another try.

Think its a lot better this try.
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great log, love temp chart and "shine-o-meter"
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