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post #1 of 15
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I have a few questions, i just bought this heatsink lapping kit from easypckits.com

questions:

1. It is a Heatsink lapping kit, can i use it for the CPU also?

2. They gave me the 1/4 sheet of each of the following grits: 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500. Is it enough to lap both my heatsink AND the CPU?

3. If not, should i bother to do one or the other? or just get more and do both.

4. I will be wetsanding the thermalright ultra 120 extreme heatsink. do people wetsand the CPU?? sorry if its a stupid question.

thats it for now.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 15
1) Yep, you can use it for the HS and IHS on the CPU.
2) It usually is, but if you sand it too long it can eventually make the grit useless
3) If you want to void your warranty on the CPU(I did ), do both.
4) Not too sure but dry sanding yields the same results
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeDbOi View Post
1) Yep, you can use it for the HS and IHS on the CPU.
2) It usually is, but if you sand it too long it can eventually make the grit useless
3) If you want to void your warranty on the CPU(I did ), do both.
4) Not too sure but dry sanding yields the same results

thanks for prompt reply!

So its not really necessary to lap both?
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post #4 of 15
Not really, but if you can lap both to a mirror finish, sometimes you don't even need TIM because they're both so flat. TheInformationator had a video showing an example.

Linky and it's near the end.
post #5 of 15
Lapping both will provide the best results. Let me know how it goes, I just ordered the same kit from the easypckits. Can't wait to get it in.
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeDbOi View Post
Not really, but if you can lap both to a mirror finish, sometimes you don't even need TIM because they're both so flat. TheInformationator had a video showing an example.

Linky and it's near the end.
Hahaha, i just saw that video.
The end was great.

"Now i told you i lapped it earlier, but what i didn't tell you is that i'm not using any thermal paste."

BUM BUM BUM!!!

Those are bios temps though, not core temps, they are probably off by a bit.
But those were still good temps, i will end up lapping my e6600 once it gets closer to end of it's warranty, or when i get a penryn. And i'm def gonna try to do what he did lol.
post #7 of 15
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I just finished, its nice, now lets wait for results.....



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post #8 of 15
Very nice. Now get that 6600 OC'd!!
post #9 of 15
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idle seems to up a few C, but full load dropped a few C also.

gotta wait for the new fans, stock lian li sucks, and it should go down over time as it settles.
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post #10 of 15
Load temps are all that matter.
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