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Hey Modders.. when I built my system in 2006.. I never heard the term lapped..

So what is all this lapping going on throughout the modding community. Lapping CPU/GPU's and heatsinks..

So far it sounds like evening out the surface to get rid of low spots.. how is this accomplished?
post #2 of 9
You do it by sanding at different roughness. Go from rough to fine.
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post #3 of 9
yes as above but use a flat surface like glass to work on
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post #4 of 9
Here's a lapping "kit"

Has everything you need, if your thinking about it...

http://www.svc.com/lapkit-p.html
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post #5 of 9
If you're interested in lapping check out this thread. Plain and simple... lapping makes a surface as flat as possible so that it mates with another (preferrably) flat surface.



EDIT: Wow! You guys are quick!
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Do you actually sand the CPU down?? even lightly?? that would just scare me *****
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Don't lap the GPU though.
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Ahh thanks much all... not really interested in doing it.. just worndering what it meant
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Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
Do you actually sand the CPU down?? even lightly?? that would just scare me *****
You're not actually lapping the CPU, so to say... what you are sanding is the IHS (integrated heat sink). The IHS is just a cover so the actual chip doesn't get damaged as easily as if it was "naked" (I always wanted to include that word in a post) and it helps spread the heat out and away from the chip itself.
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