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post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by Orbis_Non_Sufficit View Post
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.
Read the directions on how to mount it, I have never seated a modern HSF so I don't specifically know how, but I imagine that it involves removing the motherboard and reading the manual on how to installed it.
    
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No, just make sure it's not ****eyed with one screw tighter than the other.

Also, if you lap BOTH the CPU and Tuniq, don't use the "recommended" amount of AS5. Because you made both the surfaces so flat, you only need a very very little amount to fill in the last of the imperfections.
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No, just make sure it's not ****eyed with one screw tighter than the other.

Also, if you lap BOTH the CPU and Tuniq, don't use the "recommended" amount of AS5. Because you made both the surfaces so flat, you only need a very very little amount to fill in the last of the imperfections.
I was wondering about that. About how much should you use out of a new tube of AS5? Say it was 100% full...
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I was wondering about that. About how much should you use out of a new tube of AS5? Say it was 100% full...
about half the tube.

just kidding, about half a grain of rice is what I add, don't know if it is too much, but just make sure to smooth it out so it about covers the CPU evenly.
    
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post #25 of 41
Just use enough so that when you spread it out evenly(use an old credit or something) it's translucent and you can still kinda of see the copper.
post #26 of 41
I have a TuniqTower on my 4300, and I can get that sucker to 3.37GHz, and it's unlapped doing 61C after 24hours at full load. I'm thinking I might lapp it to see if I can squeeze out another .03GHz for a 3.4 OC.

Be conservative with the thermal compound tho. And be careful while seating the Tower. The first time I seated it, I didn't tighten all the way, and later went back to tighten it. I found there was a sweet spot on mine. Don't tighten it all the way. For some reason my temps went up when I tightened it as far as I was willing to push it. So just tighten it to the point that if you apply a decent amount of force, it stays on the processor 100%.
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post #27 of 41
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I have a TuniqTower on my 4300, and I can get that sucker to 3.37GHz, and it's unlapped doing 61C after 24hours at full load. I'm thinking I might lapp it to see if I can squeeze out another .03GHz for a 3.4 OC.

Be conservative with the thermal compound tho. And be careful while seating the Tower. The first time I seated it, I didn't tighten all the way, and later went back to tighten it. I found there was a sweet spot on mine. Don't tighten it all the way. For some reason my temps went up when I tightened it as far as I was willing to push it. So just tighten it to the point that if you apply a decent amount of force, it stays on the processor 100%.
Because if you tighten it too much, it may sit crooked.
post #28 of 41
Why not remove the IHS and lap the actual chip? J/K!

But seriously, I've heard lapping the cooler and the CPU's IHS will typically give you a few degree change. But 15C sounds a little much. I'd like to see proof of that one.

You could lap the base of the Tuniq, but the CPU you may want to think twice about if you ever intend to sell it.

One thing to think about though - some CPU cooler bases are designed to be a little concave, as a lot of CPU IHS's (the cover, or part you'd lap) are a little convex. Tankguys addressed this issue with the Ultra-120 Extremes they were selling.
    
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post #29 of 41
Before you go through all the trouble. Why not do a simple IHS concave test?

Take a sheet of glass (mirror or whatever). Tape some fine sand paper on the glass. Then take your CPU and coat it with a light cover from a light felt tipped pen. A sharpie. Place the CPU on the sandpaper and move it back and forth a few tiimes. Look at it. If only the tips of the 4 corners of the CPU IHS are rubbed clean, then you should lap it. Otherwise, it's probably not worth the effort.

Unless you want to do it just for fun. Nothing wrong with that
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post #30 of 41
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Excellent.

but about tightening the Tuniq Tower, there were many occasions where when i tighten it at one corner, it seems that the other loosened and thus tightened that one, and others loosen i think, also due to the fact that it didnt come with anymore sticky foam on the backplate, so i used strips of double sided tape and made a square laying on top of of where the ripped sticky foam used to be.

i think the thickness counts to why this has happened to me. what do you lot think first?
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