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Im really really new at this. This is what i understand, Lapping it is just sanding the top of the cpu until super fine and super flat. If I did lap my cpu with temps idle at 30c how much would it go down. And is there any instructions on how to lap in this site?
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Ok you can see alot of a difference mostly in load temps though

check it out http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...-heatsink.html
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Thank you that helps alot! But is it really worth it is my only question now.
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Well considering you already voided your warrenty by overclocking there is no reason not to, many people have seen great gains, i personally am considering it but am not sure whether spending 10-15$ on sand paper for my $45 cpu is worth it lol
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Well considering you already voided your warrenty by overclocking there is no reason not to, many people have seen great gains, i personally am considering it but am not sure whether spending 10-15$ on sand paper for my $45 cpu is worth it lol
why not then you get a C2D
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Thank you that helps alot! But is it really worth it is my only question now.
Ziox, it's worth it in my opinion. All that hard work lapping (sanding) and polishing the base will pay off. Here is the guide that I like to follow when lapping: http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ltake-big.html.

Good luck and post pictures if you decide to lap
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Do it..It's worth it for load temps.
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