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post #11 of 17
Actually lapping is to get the HSF as flat as possible. Getting a good shine is just a good side effect of lapping.
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post #12 of 17
The 7700 is a much older cooler. The 9700 is a newer zalman and is good. The Tuniq Tower is perhaps the best and the big typhoon is close behind. They would work much better.

Edit: Lapping is to make the base of the heatsink flatter and to take out the roughness that can come from the way it is machined.
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post #13 of 17
The 9700 (and 9500) can take on the top air coolers if you have the right air flow in your case.
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post #14 of 17
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do the artic cooling freezers 7 pro need laping, also there in no need for a side fan or an air duct with one of these, am i correct?
 
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post #15 of 17
The zalman coolers tend to be more dependant on airflow.

Look at the FAQ I made. It compares many of the main heatsinks. When looking at the temps use them to compare other coolers in the same test. Don't compare between a test with an opteron and a test with a P4.

There is no need to lap anything. It will just help. A side fan will help temps beacuse it will provide more cool air. It is not necessary for anything.
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post #16 of 17
http://www.provantage.com/arctic-acfzp7~7ARCT004.htm $19 I think it helps alot to have good airflow
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post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niko-Time View Post
You do not have to lap it...I never did and still get great temps.


Lapping is basicly making the base of the heatsink smoother and shinier for better heat transfer (or something to that effect)
ditto 25 idle 30 max
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