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I'm in a kind of an uphill battle with ambient temps.

My mom doesn't turn on the AC on in the summer (well, it's on...just not until 102F...) and doesn't turn on the heat in the winter...which I love because I consider short weather anywhere from 30F and up. Computer loves it too...but it hates the summer. :\\

My SI-128 is lapped, and it got me about a 2C difference (it was already pretty flat. I did it more for experience than anything else), but will lapping my CPU get me a lower temp enough to net the "risk" of lapping it, and voiding the warranty?

I know the chances of killing it from lapping are somewhat low, but if I do, I'd probably be on a Conroe-L until Christmas.
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i dont think it would be worth the risk... you're only gonna see a 2 or 3 degree difference
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I would not lap what you can not readily replace. As you well know, it isn't the lapping that will cause the damage, it is the inevitable onslaught of VCore and FSB bumping that may do it in... then you are up a creek without a paddle, as well as no RMA recourse...

If you can't replace it, I wouldn't risk it.

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I would not lap what you can not readily replace. As you well know, it isn't the lapping that will cause the damage, it is the inevitable onslaught of VCore and FSB bumping that may do it in... then you are up a creek without a paddle, as well as no RMA recourse...

If you can't replace it, I wouldn't risk it.

To be honest, I wouldn't OC anymore, even lapped.

Mainly because my board can only do 465FSB stable, and my ambients are too high to warrant any extra headroom. I'll be doing it (if I do it) to avoid spending money on water cooling if at all possible.

66C Orthos load @ 1.35v is a lot.
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We seem to have the same malady...High ambients.

I don't wanna lose my clock speeds over the summer, but I am considering cutting back a little...
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If only SMP folding was happy with 1.275v...it's the only thing that acts weird with it. Everything else is fine, temps are great (~50C Orthos load), but SMP just locks up.

High ambients and an aging heatsink are the causes, not to mention I'm caseless and can't keep temps in line. Can imagine the temps when the Aurora comes off backorder.
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post #7 of 24
you could also just buy a new heatsink then.
*coughGeminIIatneweggfor14buckscough*

if you're not planning to OC any further, you could lap it. but still i'd first practise some on an old CPU.
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The SI-128 is one of the best HSF's out right now, so a new one is pointless.

I'd say lap it! Think about it, new 6300's are $150, not too much to spare if it dies, and with temps that high, you're more prone to killing it through temperature than with the lap. Plus, you've had the 6300 for several months and all seems well, so I'd lap it and try to shave off some heat.

I lapped my 640, which was extremely concave, after I had already lapped my BT and with only 400 grit wet sanding, I knocked 8C off my load!

I'd say go for it
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u were worried about voiding the warranty? dont worry overclocking covers that!
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u were worried about voiding the warranty? dont worry overclocking covers that!
they cant prove you overclocked though, theres no deneying what's wrong with your cpu if its lapped
    
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