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Should I Lap/X6800/Ultra Extreme

Poll Results: Lap my X6800 and Ultra Extreme or not.

 
  • 50% (15)
    Yes
  • 10% (3)
    No
  • 40% (12)
    I like Cake
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post #1 of 19
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I've been seeing people posting great results after a lap.
I'm tempted, but I have excellent temps as is.
I would hate to do it and have bad results, is that even possible?

I will leave it up to the Audience, poll will follow.

Thanks
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post #2 of 19
I've heard it's a lot easier to lap a CPU than it is to lap a heatsink as huge as the Ultra 120 Extreme, but it shouldn't be too hard to do either. I'd say do it! And if you do, post before and after results.
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post #3 of 19
I just lapped my Ultra 120 eXtreme heatsink tonight. I just posted my results in another thread, but I'll re-post them here for the sake of this thread.

Temps (before lapping):
Idle - 33C
Load - 58C
Ambient: 21C

Temps (after lapping):
Idle - 27C
Load - 44C
Ambient: 21C
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post #4 of 19
If your temps arn't bad then why viod your warranty unless you need the extra power from ocing. Orat least wit to the warranty is almost up anyway.
    
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by lautinjr View Post
If your temps arn't bad then why viod your warranty unless you need the extra power from ocing. Orat least wit to the warranty is almost up anyway.
Great point.
Summer time heat has driven my load temps above my liking.
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post #6 of 19
LOL i like how nearly half of the votes are irrelevant. I Like Cake...It's true!
 
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post #7 of 19
i think every one likes cake
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post #8 of 19
I would start off lapping the Ultra Extreme and see how much of an improvement it is. A heat sink is cheaper than a CPU if the lap would make it worse.
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post #9 of 19
might be a stupid question but why dont cpus and heatsinks come prelapped?
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
i think every one likes cake
I like Cake

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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
I would start off lapping the Ultra Extreme and see how much of an improvement it is. A heat sink is cheaper than a CPU if the lap would make it worse.
The best results would come from lapping both.
My E6700 is lapped aand I saw no temp improvements at all.
I think I'll lap the Extreme as use the E6700 as my test CPU.

Watcha think?

@ RD..It would add to the manufacturing process, which would in turn add to the price.
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