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Hello everyone. After reading a few threads, especially THIS one, I decided it was about time i got off my lazy butt and lapped my processor as well as my Tuniq Tower 120 heat sink.

Started everything off by buying a premium lapping kit from easypckits.com. The kit came in real handy, as it came with everything i needed to lap my stuff and then some...(came with some nifty cable ties!) and i didn't even have to go to Home Depot to try and find the right kind of sand paper!!

Anyway, i started off by remiving my mobo from my case and taking the Tuniq Tower off...I went ahead and removed the Tuniq fan and cleaned it, as it had plenty of dust in it. After that was taken care of, i removed my old AS5 thermal paste with alcohol, making sure all residue was gone.

I then placed some newspaper on my table to make sure none of the metal shavings got all over the place. I recommend wearing old clothes when you do this, because you will be tempted to wipe your hands anywhere possible every few minutes, lol. I did a dry sanding. The only water i used was just a few drops under each piece of sand paper on the glass to hold it in place.

I started off by lapping my TT with 400 grit...after about 10 minutes, regularly twisting the heatsink 90degrees to evenly sand, i upped to 600grit. After about 800 grit, i regularly switched paper about every 5 minutes, because at that time, it was getting pretty dern shiny and flat. The last piece of sand paper really topped the shine off. I did NOT go in a circle like some people do...i found this to make scratches. I just did a back and forth motion, rotating 90 degrees when needed to keep everything nice and flat. I included some pictures of the end product. Hope everyone likes It's not quite as shiny as some that i have seen, but I wasn't really after the shine as much as i was the flatness.

Next, it was time to void my cpu warranty...(if it even had a warranty still...

Again, i started by cleaning it off with alcohol....Then, after a few minutes of hunting, i found the little plastic protector to keep the contacts clean on the back of the cpu...(don't do this without something protecting those pin connectors)

Started off with 400 grit...i didn't change grits until my whole cpu had ALL of the copper showing. It took quite a while to get all of the copper showing, as my processor was very concave. Anyway, i regularly upped the grit after i got past 800....it was really starting to shine at 1000, and by the time i got to the final grit it was sparkling...I really made a pretty good mirror finish on the CPU.

Hope everyone enjoys the pictures!


Yes, I do have temperatures!!

Intel Pentium 4 540 Processor (3.20GHz) @ 3.93GHz

Before lapping:
Idle - 34C
Load - 54C

After Lapping:
Idle - 30C
Load - 46C

A Very nice drop in temperatures, indeed. I am very happy that i decided to do this, and am thankful for the many guides that i found here at OCN!!

Thanks guys! Comments would be great


OH, and that last picture of the Processor is Not the highest grit...that is a picture of it at 800 grit...sorry, i forgot to take a pic of the finished product I assure you it was VERY shiny, though!!




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Haha, i forgot to add the pictures....not to worry, they are now up

I failed to mention, I also took the North Bridge heatsink off and removed the thermal paste, added AS5, and put the sucker back on, and I am getting a 1-2C drop in temps there also...
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so why alcohol?

I just tried lapping my TT and used 600 and then 1500 grit but I wet them with water...

not as good of a job as your, definitely... can you help me?

Will try to better my job when I get my next chip in about two months
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so why alcohol?

I just tried lapping my TT and used 600 and then 1500 grit but I wet them with water...

not as good of a job as your, definitely... can you help me?

Will try to better my job when I get my next chip in about two months
Alcohol to clean the artic silver 5 thermal paste off the chip.

Hmmm, you might want to find some lower grit paper to start off with..and probably go up in smaller increments. The kit i got from www.easypckits.com was very nice and was actually probably cheaper than going out and buying all of the stuff from like Home Depot.
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The kit from easypckits.com is a great little deal. I lapped my TT and Opty 165 and saw a very nice temp drop.

Very cool man, welcome to the voided warranty club!
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The kit from easypckits.com is a great little deal. I lapped my TT and Opty 165 and saw a very nice temp drop.

Very cool man, welcome to the voided warranty club!

yeah, that kit was great!

I ordered my processor off ebay in the first place and it only came with the proc, no fan or nothing else....I'm not sure if it even still had a warenty, but i don't care....never had a problem from it Oh, but the thing that sucks...you know how they label what kind of processor it is on the IHS? like it said Intel 540 or whatever...well now that's scratched off, LOL

So i dunno how i would re-sell it in the future.
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Well I wrote mine down(I even put it in my sig rig info) for future reference.

Should've done the same.
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Nice Job of the lapping .

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Nice Job of the lapping .

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Thank you I probably should have stayed at the 400 grit a bit longer with the heatsink, but it was really hard to keep that big thing level and push it side to side at the same time, lol. Maybe i should have just tried to unscrew the base. Anyone ever tried to do that on the Tuniq ?
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Thanks for the kinds words, guys. :-)

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