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post #1 of 11
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Anyone done this? Do you think that is a bad idea? It would be a lot faster and I'm lazy but I don't know if it would be a bad idea.

I would be lapping a Q6700 and possibly touching up a lapped TRUE120. I've got to get some more consistent cooling here before I up my OC.

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post #2 of 11
Too much weight, power and the problem with keeping everything level with all those factors thrown in would make that a very tricky proposition.

Seriously, in my own personal opinion, nothing beats a little elbow grease.

If you go with the power tool idea, and it works, then great! If not, that's just one problem I'd hate to deal with.
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I wouldn't even attempt to do this. I don't think it will make it too flat either. The whole point is to make it perfectly flat and thus needing something extremely flat to sand.
    
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post #4 of 11
Id say no, you could quite possibly destroy your chip, its just too much power, weight and isnt precice and accurate enough. With the right grits and technique you could lap a cpu perfectly in about and hour.
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post #5 of 11
Bad idea...

Your lapped TRUE should be good for MUCH more than 2.8Ghz.
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post #6 of 11
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Bad idea...

Your lapped TRUE should be good for MUCH more than 2.8Ghz.
Yeah but the proc is not yet lapped and I think I need to do a reapp of the shin-etsu. Also, I'm experimenting with a horizontally situated TRUE due to the excellent ventilation on the top of my case. I think I'm going to switch it vertical though. It could be adding to the issue of my Cores 0 and 1 being at way higher temps than 2 and 3. 2 and 3 look great.

You guys made some good points..I was thinking it probably wouldn't be a good idea but just wanted to see if maybe anyone else had successfully done it.

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post #7 of 11
Personally I wouldn't put a power tool to anything with that much $ per square centimeter and the requirements for a plane surface.
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post #8 of 11
electric/orbital sanders are a vibrating system, it would make a very uneven surface, and prolly go thru the IHS before you even realized it....


Go for an easier method..

600grit to get it flat, 1500-2000 grit to get it smooth... all the 200,400,600,800 guides are well n good, but overkill. Ive done my E4300, Q6600 and true this way, see sig..All are flat n smooth...

Thank onelivestarfish for the idea/guide
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post #9 of 11
300-600-1200 paper grit was enough for me, less than half an hour.
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Every time someone mentions something like this, I cant help but think of massive static build-up. Is it just my geek paranoia?
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