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Would this make a good lapping kit?

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Hi, ia m preparing one day to lap my CPU and well my Tuniq Tower 120 for a good overclock, which i might be lucky to get as close to 4.0GHZ, or the least a 1GHz overclock.

my main focus is on eBay, and i came across this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Heatsink-Lappi...QQcmdZViewItem

and with this, i am planning to use this guide to help me lap:

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ltake-big.html

and will also have a look at this one too:

http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...-heatsink.html

so, i would really appreciate if anyone can help me with this.

look forward to your responses.

thanks.
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post #2 of 21
looks like it would be. are there any hardware shores in your area?
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not really, however, i know a couple of shops in my area that does or could sell sandpaper, but a kit seemed more wise in my mind at the moment, i could be wrong.
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ya well all you need is a peice of glass(picture frame glass will work) then you could call those shops and see if they sell wet/dry sand paper up to 1200git( highest you realy need)
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so that one on eBay would be something i should ignore?
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The eBay listing doesn't seem half bad, as long as it has all the required grits then it would be good for one or two uses. At a hardware store you can't buy small amounts, so if you don't need that much then waste your money.
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post #7 of 21
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Excellent then.

i think i will know wat to get, but will continue searching. also, which guide should i go for?
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Originally Posted by Orbis_Non_Sufficit View Post
Excellent then.

i think i will know wat to get, but will continue searching. also, which guide should i go for?
Well when I lapped my Celeron D and Pentium D, i just used this guide, found in the forum! It explained everything. Lapping isn't really a difficult process, just kind of tedious. I used all dry sandpaper starting at 330 grit on a piece of glass on a table. After all I saw was copper, I moved to 400 grit until all the deeper scratches were gone. After 400 I went to 1000, then 1500 then 2000. Mind you I got these grits from an Advanced Auto Parts store. After the 2000 grit sandpaper I could see myself, but I sent a step further and used some buffing compound and an old super soft piece of cloth. Turned it into a mirror. I also did this same process with my heatsink until it was like the IHS. It took a while but it was worth it to see myself in the CPU. The entire process costs me about 12 - 15 dollars for just the sandpaper. Wet lapping seems too messy when I got the same results with dry lapping. When I was done I wiped everything off very carefully, put some AS5 back on the CPU and plopped the heatsink on and I was on my way!

Happy lapping!!
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post #9 of 21
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hey people, im back and i kinda want to get serious on this lapping thing, because hopefully i am about to get myself a Q9550, and i want to get the best out of yet, thus lapping it.

i am not entirely good with these things, that is why i am asking for ur lot advice, i was wondering here on ebay, if this would make a good lapping kit:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Heatsink-Lappi...3286.m20.l1116

and with that kit, would this be the perfect guide as well:

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ltake-big.html

i know they differ slightly, but if i follow it, would i gain a very good lap?

i look forward hearing from u lot again Cheers!
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post #10 of 21
Lapping Kit from frozencpu.com

that's the one i bought, 2500 grit (max) sandpaper and an extremely and thick piece of plastic that's customized to be ultra flat, and has no sharp edges.

worked great for my e6300 and i my thermaltake big typhoon, and i'm going to lap my Q6600 once i do the vid mod to my cpu pins.
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