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

 
  • 50% (15)
    Yes
  • 10% (3)
    No
  • 40% (12)
    I like Cake
30 Total Votes  
post #11 of 19
I like cake, lap them!
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post #12 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
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
What are your current temps?

And they don't come prelapped because that is a lot of time and effort for such a frugal gain.
To us frugal is excellent and totally worth the 2 hour minimum required to lap it, but to Intel and AMD even a few more minutes with machines doing it wouldn't be worth the cost.
post #13 of 19
It costs too much money to void the warranty.
    
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Originally Posted by Dezixn View Post
What are your current temps?

And they don't come prelapped because that is a lot of time and effort for such a frugal gain.
To us frugal is excellent and totally worth the 2 hour minimum required to lap it, but to Intel and AMD even a few more minutes with machines doing it wouldn't be worth the cost.
Add 5° to those temps.


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post #15 of 19
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It costs too much money to void the warranty.
LMAO so does overclocking!

you really cannot do anything to hurt the CPU unless you do something very stupid.

http://www.easypckits.com/products/

just order one of the premium lapping kits and some final polish compound. Practice on an old 478 socket CPU. don't apply any weight to the CPU/heatsink, and just go back and forth every few minutes rotate it 90 degrees and keep going. make sure you use lots of water.

Enjoy!
    
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post #16 of 19
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LMAO so does overclocking!

you really cannot do anything to hurt the CPU unless you do something very stupid.

http://www.easypckits.com/products/

just order one of the premium lapping kits and some final polish compound. Practice on an old 478 socket CPU. don't apply any weight to the CPU/heatsink, and just go back and forth every few minutes rotate it 90 degrees and keep going. make sure you use lots of water.

Enjoy!
Do you wet the top of the sand paper? Or the bottom?
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post #17 of 19
you place small drops of water beneath and lots on top, the water on the bottom holds the paper on the glass, and the stuff on top acts as a lubricant. It is best to practice on an old 478 CPU, then lap a processor you care about. Have fun!
    
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post #18 of 19
While you are lapping your CPU, I will eat the cake.



...if there is no clear and present reason to do so, then leaving the CPU as it is would be wise....just in case. Don't lap what you can not lose.
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post #19 of 19
but you lapped.

anyways, as long as you think things through, and take your time, it is a very fun and easy mod.
    
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