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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by ChielScape View Post
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.
how are temps,i bought that same setup my fans come with controllers,i havent put it on yet
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post #22 of 24
Lap the heatsink, not the CPU. CPUs rarely needed to be RMA'd but good luck trying with a lapped IHS.
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post #23 of 24
lapped my e6700..dropped my idle temps by 7c and load by 11c

lapped my TDX block..dropped temps by 2c.
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Typically all cpu coolers have been lapped to some extent..usually to 1000-1500grit. Meanwhile the IHS on your cpu has not. Lapping the cpu will provide the largest gains.

*take a razor to the bottom of your cooler, using the razor as a straight edge to check it for 'level'....then do the same to your IHS...you'll see what I mean.
post #24 of 24
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how are temps,i bought that same setup my fans come with controllers,i havent put it on yet
great. especially for the price.
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