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post #81 of 116
nice thread... too bad it isn't a TT thread
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just amazing. +rep! im so buying a big typhoon next.
    
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I've already said like 19 times that this should be stickied. It's the most detailed guide to improve one of the most popular coolers out there and every day some newbie asks a question on this forum that is answered in this tutorial. If it were stickied, the same annoying question wouldn't keep coming up (hopefully).

EDIT: Yay!
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in speedfan, which one is the processor temp? is it temp1 or 2 or 3?
    
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It should say CPU. And if not, Run a stress test and see which temp climbs the highest. That should be it.
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Just got to big up this post. I've followed this guide and it's helped immensely with my cooling!
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how long should it take to get a mirror finish, i sanded for hours last night and started again this morning and it feels like im getting no where
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Used your lapping guide and "foam" guide on my ThermalTake SilentTower (2 fans) and got excellent results! -5c to idle temps and -9 to load temps (currenlty at 25c/40c respectively). My sink had horrible bump in the center that had some nasty machining marks on it and your guide gave me a clear idea on how to lap. THANKS! +rep
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Originally Posted by Nick226 View Post
how long should it take to get a mirror finish, i sanded for hours last night and started again this morning and it feels like im getting no where
You have have worn out the sandpaper. Are you continuing to use the same sheet? If so, try using another sheet of the same grit. Also, are you following my advice about moving up in grit gradually? If you start to high, it can be a real pain in the butt getting it flat. Sometimes you have to go back to a lower grit to get out a rough spot if you moved up to fast.

Also, remember that it can look like a mirror without being flat (bad).
It can also be very very flat without looking like a mirror (which is fine). Also, if the highest grit you end up using is only 300 or 400, then it'll never really look like a mirror even if it's very very flat just because of the grit. Even 600 isn't perfect. Once you get in the 1000+ range grits you start to be able to see your reflection really really well.

Ultimately though, it's ability to reflect your appearance is a moot point if it isn't flat. Don't worry about the mirror aspect of it. If you're using proper lapping technique and moving up to a good grit (hopefully to 600) then your heatsink will function great.

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Originally Posted by TheCh3F View Post
Used your lapping guide and "foam" guide on my ThermalTake SilentTower (2 fans) and got excellent results! -5c to idle temps and -9 to load temps (currenlty at 25c/40c respectively). My sink had horrible bump in the center that had some nasty machining marks on it and your guide gave me a clear idea on how to lap. THANKS! +rep
Gotta hate those machine marks... ...and I often wonder why they can't eliminate the major bumps at the factory. We just give our heatsinks a little more TLC than your average joe .

Glad to hear it helped you. That was the goal.
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Great rewiew!
I have lapped my TT bt and IHS a while ago and i am running it without thermal compound 24/7, because the 2 degrees are not worth the trouble wasting thermal compound, as my asus m2n-e motherboard has a low FSB wall
And HS and IHS polishing is only for Bling-Bling because CPU warmed ~1-2 degrees.

The "Force more air trough fins" mod didn't improve temperatures at all, it made BT louder and weakened motherboard cooling.

The main reason I posted here is that I heared that Russian overclockers have applyed extra solder to the TT BT base to make better contact between Bt base and heathpipes. And it lowered temperatures significantly. Anyone have the guts to try this mod or maybe somebody have the link to this mod? I would like to try it, but I want to see the opinion of others.

P.S. Right now I am comparing as5 and ZM-STG1 to finally find out which is the best.
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