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k, I'll probably lap sometime in the next week, probably when my package from joe gets here so as to not use too much thermal paste

it turns out my dad had used a TON of the MX-2 I had to reseat his heatsink on his p4 550, so it was spilling out of all sides of the heatsink base. I had to reseat it anyway because he didn't get it down tight enough (he didn't remove the motherboard and one of the pushpins wasn't actually on ) so I'm probably going to pick up some AS5.

do you guys know what the NF4 Ultra looks like under the HSF? Is it safe to use AS5 on there? Or should I be safe and use some Arctic ceramic?

and could I get a quick appraisal on my cpu, board, and ram bundled together? (don't worry, I'm not selling, just considering my options )
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Actually it runs just fine in Froggy's rig at 280MHz 3-5-5-10-2T (didn't test with anything other than that....it was just to see if it'd work. And it passed 30 minutes of Orthos at those speeds. So I'm pretty darn sure the RAM can in fact be wrangled to 250MHz just fine at stock timings. I'm pretty sure at this point that its my motherboard holding them back .

But in the meantime, I spose I can just be content with pretty darn tight timings at DDR400 speeds. At least it works!
That's just weird, pio.

Maybe your A8N32-SLI Deluxe is a DFI LANParty UT motherboard in disguise? That family of boards received a reputation for being picky when it comes to RAM.

Here's a question for you: Have you tried this RAM in the A8N32-SLI with another CPU? Remember that the CPU's IMC is actually what's responsible for RAM performance on S939.

(I'll confess that I'm befuddled with the idea that the A8N32-SLI has problems running RAM. It shouldn't, but it does.)
    
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do you guys know what the NF4 Ultra looks like under the HSF? Is it safe to use AS5 on there? Or should I be safe and use some Arctic ceramic?
Nate, it's safe to use AS5 on the nForce 4 DIE. Just make sure not to get messy with it. I usually use a broken credit card to spread the TIM.

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k thinker, I'll take your word for it
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G.O., when you said rotate your heatsink, did you mean just start sanding in another direction? or did you mean rotate the heatsink AND sand in another direction? So that the grooves or scratches in the base would be like this:
|||| (sanding up/down)
Then rotate the sink and sand diagonally, so they look like this:
////

or

grooves:
||||
then rotate the heatsinks and direction:
|||| (grooves would stay the same)

I don't remember which I did, but I had tried to follow your guide once and couldn't because of this misunderstanding
(i used soap instead of oil, and didn't use polish)
I keep the HS/CPU moving in ONE direction as I rotate it. That way your not digging huge scratches while sanding. I also take to 2000 grit. Most people will say that over kill but I like the mirror finish.


Oh and thanks Joe. I may do some testing since I do not have a phone right now. I'm hoping Verizon keeps my internet on for a few days until I can get some money to them.
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ah ok, thanks. So alternate the direction of the scratches, right?
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ah ok, thanks. So alternate the direction of the scratches, right?
yep. up and down. Just rotate the CPU/Heat sink as you go.
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Nate & Guardian, I also really think it depends on the surface condition. I did try left to right and rotating 90 degree's but I found out going left to right and not rotating was more effective. There is a link in my sig that shows my SI-128. I went up to 1500 grit in that lap and then used some wheel polish.

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thanks thinker, so you're saying keep the scratches all lined up for the entire process correct?
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thanks thinker, so you're saying keep the scratches all lined up for the entire process correct?
Nate, that is what I did. Everyone has their own process of lapping each with it's pro's and con's. The only way to find out is to try it out yourself. Right now you have baseline instructions so I would start with those and see how it goes. At first it'll be a tedious job but you'll figure it out

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