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Excellent guide. I too ended up joining OCN just so that I could post a comment on your guide. I already have my BT seated with TP on my e6300.... If i use ArtiClean to remove all the TP, and lap both my proc and HS.... will that be alright? I dont want to leave it be. I have gotten it to POST at 3.01 GHz, but I want to go further, but I want to stay cool. As far as having a Core2, its nice, since they run so much cooler. Thank you for providing such an extensive guide. I am actually planning on going out to buy the sandpaper, and it would be nice if I could find the 1500 grit paper haha. Let you know how it goes once I get it done. Much thanks again.
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I've never heard of ArtiClean, (look on the label to see what it has... probably acetone or somethign). As long as you can get the paste off anything should be okay, you can try things such as acetone or alcohol. I have a bag I call my "happy bag of chemicals" that are pretty much all flammable and help me with mod projects haha. I normally finish with 91% alcohol whenever I'm cleaning something since it evaporates quickly and leaves virtually no residue.

Lapping the CPU's IHS is a bigger deal than lapping your heatsink, so if you have any doubts about it then just lap the Big Typhoon because I don't want you to possibly damage your CPU. If you do choose to lap your CPU's IHS though, just be very very careful and take things slow. I'd hate to see you lose that Core2 . Also, if you don't already have a quality thermal paste, get one. I use Arctic Silver Ceramique, but many people Arctic Silver 5 (AS5). Any temperature difference between the two is negligible, and since ceramique is neither conductive or capacative, I use it.

Remember that lower temps does not necessarily guarantee a higher overclock, even though it is healthier for the CPU. I know this firsthand as I've had more than one overclock which stopped dead regardless of voltage and multiplier changes on phase change. Even if your overclock doesn't improve, though, you'll have lower temps and bragging rights, which is always nice .

Also, I encourage anyone who might do any of my mods to post before/after pictures and temperature results of their own on here!
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Thanks for the quick response. I actually decided "to hell with it", ran down to Ace Hardware, and grabbed the sandpaper. Used the 91% alcohol to clean off the AS5 I had applied along with the residue. I have been sanding for near 30 minutes now. Is there any suggestion on time you should spend on grit? I know it will depend on the amount of force applied while sanding, as well as other factors, but I dont want to get impatient and move up in grit too quickly. Maybe I will just keep sanding, 30 minutes a piece. Haha. Thanks, Will let you know how it turns out.
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Alright..... here goes. I got the BT down enough for my liking. Its not mirror like, nor did I spend 6 hours and use the 1500 grit sandpaper or microfiber pads. I hope this works. I just noticed though, I dont have to worry about damaging pins, more so the electrical contacts on the back.... I am kinda worried, but I can always grab another, though I would rather not. Let you know my results ASAP.


PS- I am trying to get this done before I go to bed tonight haha,
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Hells yea. I completed the lapping mod, nothing else. I lapped my Core 2 Duo e6300 and my Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX both. I was getting temps of about 40 degrees C at idle, within Windows, on the desktop. Currently, it is running at 23 degrees C.... I think this is amazing. What I have failed to mention though, is though I did the mod, I was not as tedious as Informationator in my sanding. I merely went up to the 600 grit gradually and gave it a nice shine, no mirror like finish though. I then decided "what the hell?" and I took the passive heatsinks on my Asus PW5DH Deluxe Board, scraped the thermal goop they put on at the factory, sanded that down to a nice shine, and replaced it. Did the same for the ram on the other end. I could not however, get my heatsink for my South chipset off.... that made me sad. I removed my heatsink from my XFX 7950GT GPU, removed the crap thermal paste (which was actually still goop rather than the cement they used for the Asus board) placed AS5 on the GPU chipset, and replaced the heat sink. I will leave it run and report temps back. Currently overclocked to 3.01 GHz on both cores though, it is running at a steady 23 degrees still. GPU is at 44 though, hopefully I can find a way to get it down. I have a spare 90mm fan blowing air through the heatsink fans. Thanks Informationator! Great guide. Rep+. I just had to complete the task first.



I am really excited.... :]
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Thanks a lot for this guide TheInformationator.

Really enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to pimping out by TBT!
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i'll lap when i get my C2D. but i agree that the ramsinks don't do that much. The ones i had didn't do much and they kept falling off. lol. If got an FM121, but that foam mod looks nice and easy, i'll try that one.
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Hells yea. I completed the lapping mod, nothing else. I lapped my Core 2 Duo e6300 and my Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX both. I was getting temps of about 40 degrees C at idle, within Windows, on the desktop. Currently, it is running at 23 degrees C.... I think this is amazing. What I have failed to mention though, is though I did the mod, I was not as tedious as Informationator in my sanding. I merely went up to the 600 grit gradually and gave it a nice shine, no mirror like finish though. I then decided "what the hell?" and I took the passive heatsinks on my Asus PW5DH Deluxe Board, scraped the thermal goop they put on at the factory, sanded that down to a nice shine, and replaced it. Did the same for the ram on the other end. I could not however, get my heatsink for my South chipset off.... that made me sad. I removed my heatsink from my XFX 7950GT GPU, removed the crap thermal paste (which was actually still goop rather than the cement they used for the Asus board) placed AS5 on the GPU chipset, and replaced the heat sink. I will leave it run and report temps back. Currently overclocked to 3.01 GHz on both cores though, it is running at a steady 23 degrees still. GPU is at 44 though, hopefully I can find a way to get it down. I have a spare 90mm fan blowing air through the heatsink fans. Thanks Informationator! Great guide. Rep+. I just had to complete the task first.



I am really excited.... :]


Great Guide 1nfoman you are very inspiring!
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That's a pretty awesome guide. One question though, in the video, you took the BT off with the computer running? I didn't know this was possible without it blowing up almost instantly. XD (not that I don't believe you, I saw the fan running and I saw it was plugged into the board, so it had to've been real)
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Hells yea. I completed the lapping mod, nothing else. I lapped my Core 2 Duo e6300 and my Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX both. I was getting temps of about 40 degrees C at idle, within Windows, on the desktop. Currently, it is running at 23 degrees C.... I think this is amazing. What I have failed to mention though, is though I did the mod, I was not as tedious as Informationator in my sanding. I merely went up to the 600 grit gradually and gave it a nice shine, no mirror like finish though. I then decided "what the hell?" and I took the passive heatsinks on my Asus PW5DH Deluxe Board, scraped the thermal goop they put on at the factory, sanded that down to a nice shine, and replaced it. Did the same for the ram on the other end. I could not however, get my heatsink for my South chipset off.... that made me sad. I removed my heatsink from my XFX 7950GT GPU, removed the crap thermal paste (which was actually still goop rather than the cement they used for the Asus board) placed AS5 on the GPU chipset, and replaced the heat sink. I will leave it run and report temps back. Currently overclocked to 3.01 GHz on both cores though, it is running at a steady 23 degrees still. GPU is at 44 though, hopefully I can find a way to get it down. I have a spare 90mm fan blowing air through the heatsink fans. Thanks Informationator! Great guide. Rep+. I just had to complete the task first.



I am really excited.... :]
If you're GPU is running at 44 degrees, don't worry about it. That's really good for GPU's. Mine runs at like 55 all the time but it's no problem. GPU's can take a lot more heat than CPU's so 44 is well within threshold limits. Around 70-80 I'd worry. Maybe less...
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A "little" noise?

That nidec fan at 220CFM?
probably sounds like an F-16 taking off...
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