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In july with the intel price drops im building my new c2q system. Ive been reading guides here on lapping your heatsink and cpu. As i plan to do both, i was thinking i might as well go all out and lap the nb/sb cooler on the EVGA nForce 680i SLI 775 A1 motherboard i plan on getting. I was just curious if anyone has ever bothered to do this before?
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hmm, i don't recall ever reading up on people lapping their chipset coolers.
although i'd assume it'd have a similar effect as lapping your cpu HSF

it going to be the stock heatpipe cooler or are you going to use an aftermarket solution?

either way, sounds like it'd be a fun little endeavor. wish you luck if you decide to go to the trouble XD
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I lap my NB coolers all the time. Same thing as a cpu cooler. It helped drop my dfi temps by 5c and I cant remember on my biostar but it did pretty good with that too. I never tried with one of those weirdo heatpipe things. I also would do my water blocks that I put on the NB as well.

Being flat makes a world of difference.
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I have always used the VC-RE cooler on my DFI boards for the NB cooling, and yes, I always lap them. It's easy, and give a gain in cooling, so why not!? I also have this cooler on the SB of my P5N32-E, and am getting a Extreme Spirit II in towmorrow for my NB and plan on lapping it as well
I would also suggest you replace the stock heatpipte cr*p that comes on that board and replace it with some good aftermarket coolers, especially if you plan to over clock.
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Go ahead, most coolers from the factory are in rough shape by our standards. Most likely whatever you do will get some improvement.
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I lap my NB coolers all the time. Same thing as a cpu cooler. It helped drop my dfi temps by 5c and I cant remember on my biostar but it did pretty good with that too. I never tried with one of those weirdo heatpipe things. I also would do my water blocks that I put on the NB as well.

Being flat makes a world of difference.
LOL... my DFI improved by like 12c after lapping.
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I have always used the VC-RE cooler on my DFI boards for the NB cooling, and yes, I always lap them. It's easy, and give a gain in cooling, so why not!? I also have this cooler on the SB of my P5N32-E, and am getting a Extreme Spirit II in towmorrow for my NB and plan on lapping it as well
I would also suggest you replace the stock heatpipte cr*p that comes on that board and replace it with some good aftermarket coolers, especially if you plan to over clock.

You are going to love that ES2, and you probably wont have to lap it either. I looked at mine really good and it was about as flat as its gonna get. It is a very good cooler, one big chunck of copper. The thing is very heavy.


And Gonx thats very good. I probably improved about that total but first I took it off and applied as5 and put it back on without lapping because I wanted to get my board fired up, but later I lapped it and put it back on. Toal I guess was probably about 8 to 10c.
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You are going to love that ES2, and you probably wont have to lap it either. I looked at mine really good and it was about as flat as its gonna get. It is a very good cooler, one big chunck of copper. The thing is very heavy.
Cool, can't wait for it to arrive. It gets here today! I already re-did my loop to omit the NB and added a drain plug (VERY handy ). I also lapped the D-Tek and the proc. so hopefully my temps will drop noticably.
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