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lol I don't know what it was, but I swear I read it somewhere!
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well, i come across this thread not to long ago, may i ask, cn i use this guide to lap my HS and CPU?

http://www.overclock.net/amd-air-coo...ing+a+heatsink
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Who cares how much the cpu temp will decrease from stock cooling? The question should be how much cooler it will be than an unlapped Tuniq and cpu. From what people have reported on these forums over the past several months, the difference will be anywhere from 0-5 degrees. The way I remember it, most reported an improvement of 1-3 degrees.
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I achieved a 15C drop (nearly) when I lapped my very very warped Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, which is known for shoddy finishes from the factory. Not sure if the Tuniq has such problems, but lapping the heatsink first isn't a bad idea. Don't lap the cpu unless you're absolutely sure it will make a difference and you don't mind voiding the warranty.
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well, i come across this thread not to long ago, may i ask, cn i use this guide to lap my HS and CPU?

http://www.overclock.net/amd-air-coo...ing+a+heatsink
Yes, that guide is spot on for the lapping. For the CPU make sure to hold it gently, apply no weight at all on it, just hold it on the edges. Keep the paper highly lubricated, and make a star shaped mark with a sharpie so you can see your progress. Start by practicing on an old socket 478 SPU, this way you don't press too hard and put in difficult to remove scratches.

This mod is not very effective, but it is tons of fun and will keep you entertained for a few hours.
    
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I Don't lap the cpu unless you're absolutely sure it will make a difference and you don't mind voiding the warranty.
He is overclocking his CPU, so his warranty is already void. Lapping can only make his CPU worth more than it already is given how little most people know about this mod.
    
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I was just wondering if it is worth Lapping my Tuniq Tower 120 and Intel Core 2 Duo E6600?

i am just finishing up building my PC and at the moment, it has stock cooling on the CPU, but when i had the TT120 before on it, the PC wouldnt load whatsoever, maybe because i didnt seat it properly or soething, i dont know.

but, looking at the base of the HS, the thermal paste applied numerous times and wiped off didnt give the most mirror like shine, infact, no shine whatsoever.

but i woud also like to ask wou;d i be able to still gain much better cooling than a stock cooler when attaching it instead?

and of course when lapping it, i would gain more better results in cooling, but is it really worth it? because i heard it take hours (around 6 or something) to gain very good finishes, and was asking here if it is worth doing it whatsoever?

i would really appreciate it if anyone can help me with this. i would want to have the Tuniq Tower 120 in the Pc already with out having me to remove everything and replace it with this and that HS cooler.

thanks.
I would lap the Tuniq Tower, but not the processor. I got about 4 degrees C drop from lapping the Tuniq Tower, and I didn't finish it off with micron-sized sandpaper so there is still more room to get even better temperatures.
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i see, and again sorry i forgot to mention, i intend to use an Artic Silver 5 as thermal paste, compond or whatever.

suggestions may i ask?

also, i will take it then i will lapp my Tuniq Tower 120 then, but i will try it out before lapping, nad hping it will boot up without hesistation. also, and will lapp it afterwards and see the drops in temps, how about that?
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Originally Posted by Orbis_Non_Sufficit View Post
i see, and again sorry i forgot to mention, i intend to use an Artic Silver 5 as thermal paste, compond or whatever.

suggestions may i ask?

also, i will take it then i will lapp my Tuniq Tower 120 then, but i will try it out before lapping, nad hping it will boot up without hesistation. also, and will lapp it afterwards and see the drops in temps, how about that?
thats the best way to go, also copy all of the serial numbers etc off the CPU before you lap.
    
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definately, i still even got the box for the processor and plastic container.

but may i ask, is there a specific way to seat your Tuniq Tower 120 ontop of the CPU though? cause when i did it, the computer didnt even get past POST and thus the monitor never got out of standby mode.
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