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Can I lap with 800,1200, and 1600 grit sandpaper? do i need a lower/higher grit?
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post #2 of 11
800 is fine.
(I'd personally do 600 with a stock cooler though.)

But 800 -> 1200 -> 1600 is a bit of a leap.
Get a kit from EasyPCKits.com for like $6 shipped for 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, and 2500.
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post #3 of 11
I lapped both my heat sink and CPU with a single piece of 1200 grit. O_O

I do not recommend on the supplies I used.
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post #4 of 11
Yes you can...Start of lower, about 400 grit to get down to the bear copper then start to progress higher and higher...i only went upto 1500 grit and got a nice mirror finish and it was smooth as silk and flat as glass.!! Make sure to post pics when your done.
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post #5 of 11
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hold on actually, its 600->800->1500 will i need something between 800 and 1500?
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do I?
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post #7 of 11
No, you don't need it, it will just take longer and may use more of the 1500 to get the desired finish.
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post #8 of 11
I'd recommend getting this kit from easypckits.com

http://www.easypckits.com/products/hslkwg/

Heres my results with this kit, bear in mind, this was my first lap.


Now, I dont think you NEED anything lower/higher, but it will make your life much much easier. Stating at 800 grit will make you miserable and tired if your HS is really concave or convex. Then the final product may not be AS good as 2,000 but pretty close.


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I'd recommend getting this kit from easypckits.com

http://www.easypckits.com/products/hslkwg/

Heres my results with this kit, bear in mind, this was my first lap.


Now, I dont think you NEED anything lower/higher, but it will make your life much much easier. Stating at 800 grit will make you miserable and tired if your HS is really concave or convex. Then the final product may not be AS good as 2,000 but pretty close.
What kind of temp difference did you see? i am thinking of lapping and putting AS5 and some1 sed as much as -10C degree diff
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I'd recommend getting this kit from easypckits.com

http://www.easypckits.com/products/hslkwg/

Heres my results with this kit, bear in mind, this was my first lap.


Now, I dont think you NEED anything lower/higher, but it will make your life much much easier. Stating at 800 grit will make you miserable and tired if your HS is really concave or convex. Then the final product may not be AS good as 2,000 but pretty close.
Wow.... that kit is a crazy good deal. 6 bucks for a kit that ranges 400 - 2500 grit.....
    
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