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Poll Results: Should I lap it?

 
  • 66% (36)
    Yes lap it and void your warranty and the hope for a new CPU
  • 33% (18)
    Keep it like it is, and try to fix temp, and if all fails try to return it.
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post #21 of 99
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Originally Posted by fstfrddy View Post
Go ahead and lap it man, not hard at all. I will send you some paper if you need it. Until I lapped mine I didn't realize just how bad it was from the factory. they are rough.
I know my Sandy 3700+ was horrible.
    
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post #22 of 99
Another vote for the lap.

This is actually one thing that I've been thinking about myself. I've already lapped the HSF.
Now to get up the courage and lap the IHS.

Isn't manufacturer's warranty 3 Years? I don't think you'd want to wait that long.
post #23 of 99
I'd say that if the warranty is only 90 days than lap that baby. It really does help!!
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post #24 of 99
Can you remove the IHS altogether? If you screw up and need to return, you may be able to fool the guys at intel with a little thermal epoxy heh..

Plus, it performs better than lapping.
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post #25 of 99
Lap it. Im having the same problem with my damned concave opteron, so Im just going to go ahead and lap the mofo. It cant get any worse, I assure you.
    
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post #26 of 99
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Originally Posted by xxpinoyxx View Post
before you think about lapping, get a piece of glass and your CPU & HSF. put one drop of water in the center of the IHS and put the glass on top of it. if the water is distrubuted to each edge, it isnt as concave/convex as you think. do the same with the HSF.

i seen this trick in a lapping guide, i just forgot where. ill look for it for visuals.

Thats a pretty neat little trick...I never heard of that one....
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post #27 of 99
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Can you remove the IHS altogether? If you screw up and need to return, you may be able to fool the guys at intel with a little thermal epoxy heh..

Plus, it performs better than lapping.
Scary part is that I was looking on google for C2D IHS removal guides, and talking with Tub and Snerp about it.
    
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post #28 of 99
Why not return it for one that has decent temps to start off, and then lap THAT one, instead of trying to make up lost ground temp wise?

Just a thought.
    
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post #29 of 99
Those things are soldred on aren't they? You'd have one hell of a time getting it off. Currently recovering from bad experiences with taking off the IHS and stuff, I'd tell you to see if you could get another one if you cant fix your temps.
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post #30 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by atomicfission92 View Post
Scary part is that I was looking on google for C2D IHS removal guides, and talking with Tub and Snerp about it.
All you need is a torch and a flat tip screwdriver...Mail it to me, I'll get that puppy off...
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