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So ive got a TRUE ordered, it was meant to come friday but the company stuffed up and my order didnt get picked up by the courier on thursday. So hopefully it will come monday.

But the actual quesitons, is it worth lapping the TRUE. Seriously does it make THAT much of a difference, because if im going to try lapping it i would have to wait untill my next pay day (Wednesday) before i could go buy sandpaper or anything like that,,

so is it worth trying to lap it, especially for a very inexperienced person like me
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I hear it can give up to 10C drop. I would say it is defintely worth it. Also, its really not that hard. There are plenty of guids all over this forum. I'll link when i find some


http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...vs-lapped.html
http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...-heatsink.html
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I found the CPU to be the most uneven component. Heatsinks usually have nice flat bases while CPU TIMs are known to be as crooked as Nixon. If your base already is flat and non-porous, I don't see why you should lap it unless you're doing it for the raw lulz.
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So ive got a TRUE ordered, it was meant to come friday but the company stuffed up and my order didnt get picked up by the courier on thursday. So hopefully it will come monday.

But the actual quesitons, is it worth lapping the TRUE. Seriously does it make THAT much of a difference, because if im going to try lapping it i would have to wait untill my next pay day (Wednesday) before i could go buy sandpaper or anything like that,,

so is it worth trying to lap it, especially for a very inexperienced person like me
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Only if you lap the IHS as well.
You could potentially make your temps worse if you only lap the TRUE.
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Once you lap, there's no going back. It's fantastic! See my sig for a guide...
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post #6 of 7
Why not try it as original first and check temps. Then if you keen, then lap it. That way you can personally say you shaved Xc off my temp by lapping.

My TRUE (and I believe all of them) have tiny grooves on the surface which I'm told aid in the spread of TIM across the surface of the CPU as you install it. I originally thought: boy, paid big bucks for this thing and they didn't even machine it properly !!

Anyway, haven't lapped mine yet but has dropped 21c off my CPU load temps from using the stock Intel HSF. Well worth the money IMO.
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I decided not to lap it. kinda just wanted to get it into my machine and see how it went. Im wrapped!
I did a bit of testing and it seems to get up to 45-50 load (well currently one is on 45, the other core is on 38)
Considering my cpu was getting up to 70 before im ESTATIC!! and according to manual, it should drop my cpu another couple points. So at this stage im not going to lap it =D Not worth my time to be honest
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