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Stock Heatsink working better than AC 64 Silencer

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For the entire life of this computer, it has only ever seen an Arctic Cooling 64 Silencer Ultra heatsink. I was sitting at my desk, when I noticed the stock heatsink (not AMD stock, but eMachines stock) just lying there, in a box, neglected. I picket it up, and noticed that the base was smooth, really smooth. Like, lapped to 800 grit smooth. I decided to give it the water test, where you put a drop of water on the base, press it up against glass, and watch for how it disperses. Amazaingly, the base was not only smooth, but also near perfectly flat. It was at that moment that I decided I needed to try this out. I swapped it out with the AC Silencer, and lo and behold, it preforms better. A brief inspection of the AC base reveals that it is uneven, and has many concentric scratches from the milling process.
Just thought I'd share.
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Then lap your AC64 Silencer!!
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lol as simple as that.
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Oh don't get me wrong, I plan on lapping it. I just have not had the opportunity to with school.
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