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u were worried about voiding the warranty? dont worry overclocking covers that!
Ya...OC'ing is not the issue... it is the attempted RMA for a lapped CPU that will not fly...

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post #12 of 24
Doesnt intel have some wya to find out if you used a voltage that is higher then stock or something like that.

ANyways personally I woul dlap it but thats just me. I have never hurt a cpu by lapping it and Ive done probably about 5 of them.
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post #13 of 24
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I'm pretty sure I'm going to...

Chances are I won't mess it up (having heard far more "OMG 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8C OFF" stories than "OMG BORKED"...then again, maybe that was their only CPU ), and at least I can say I did it.

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post #14 of 24
I don't think it is any where worth the risks. Chance your CPU and void it's warranty just for a few degrees. Hell, just run it hotter and use up the warranty, as if the damage you'll do will affect it that much anyways. Maybe it will only last 18 years instead of 25 years, oh no....
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post #15 of 24
No don't bother. It takes too much time, and you MIGHT get 2C-5C drop. That's ONLY if you make sure that you keep the HS normal (90 degrees) to the lapping surface at all times. It's excruciatingly boring, and I had to lap it again because I accidentally rounded off the edges, resulting in higher temps.
Just don't bother.
EDIT:
I just noticed that you meant your CPU. Honestly, NO WAY! That baby shouldn't be sanded like that!
Just turn your OC down a little for the summer. I mean, will it really make any difference for gaming if you lose 100-200 MHz?
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post #16 of 24
Not if you do it right. If you know what you are doing it takes about 45min to an hour and depending on how concave your cpu is it can be anywhere from 4c up to 10 or 12c drop in temps.

If its that boring then through in a movie or something to watch while you do it. Its not that bad.
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post #17 of 24
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My heatsink took ~45 minutes and it's perfectly flat. (Grid paper and coin test. ) Granted, I got only ~2C decrease because it was already pretty flat. (One semi-off area towards "Core 1"...but that was about it.)

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post #18 of 24
go for it pookie. if it means you don't need to turn down your oc then thats cool besides you have lapped before so i doubt you will bork it
    
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post #19 of 24
come on ,(poke in the side--->), you can do it!!

although since your ambient is still warm it won't help that much. but i know it always makes me feel better when my cpu's are lapped, and i've done all i can to keep it cool.

I seriously would, even if its just say 4c drop, that puts you at what 62c, well that better then 66c.
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post #20 of 24
who repped me for saying bork? lol i hope pook got repped to because he said it in post #13
well i'm lying he actually said borked but meh. sorry for off topic post but i thought it was a little funky being repped for that.

if you do it pook post the results for us to see
    
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