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post #1 of 27
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Hi all just thought I would let you all know on my TRUE lapping success

Yeasterday I created a thread because I was concerned of my very high temps on my Q6600, I have been putting of lapping because I was a bit worried about it and thought I would **** it up.

I got home from school with the supplys (180, 400, 800, 1000, 1500grit papers - sorry no pics of this one)

Took of my cooler and as you can see for the cpu it is not flat.



Did the razor test (Albeit with a slightly rusty blade)





After about 15 mins of the 180grit paper



After about another 15 mins



As this thing is quite large I thought I would show you all how I held it, not sure if it is the corrent mentod but it worked. If anyone has a better method please let me know as I did sand the skin off the end of my finger with this one.

Here comes the 800grit finish (Overall I spent about 30mins with this grit)



And finally the 1000grit, its still has the brushed look, I would have used the 1500grit however time wasnt on my side. (I spent about 30mins with this grit)



The temps were 45, 40, 39, 42 idle, and 69, 65, 55, 62 load

Now they are 32, 32, 31, 30 idle and 50, 49, 48, 48 load

There is still some way to go (maby lapping the cpu ) but this has made a very big difference, I can only say that if anyone else is experienceing high temps lapping isnt as hard as it looks just takes time and a bit of elbo grease. It took me about 2 hours overall.

Sreenie of final temps:

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post #2 of 27
Good job! Now lap it some more!
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post #3 of 27
Nice job,

Seems to be fairly common on the TRUE-120 that there is a slight convexion <SP> to the bottom. Friends was the same way , took some time on the coarse grits to get it to a flat bottom. My TRUE is on order and lap kit awaits.......

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post #4 of 27
Good TRUE wrangling.

Now imagine if the CPU was lapped too...

good job!
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post #5 of 27
Great success! I plan on lapping my own TRUE soon.
    
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post #6 of 27
Nice. This is what mine looked like after 1200 grit and about 30 mins overall (quick job)

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post #7 of 27
I prefer that to a mirror shine
    
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I'm a mirror whore.
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamster325 View Post
Sreenie of final temps:

Nice work, I lapped my Big Typhoon to 1200 grit. It ended up looking just like yours - somewhat reflective but not one of the mirror finishes you see. Nevertheless, I got mine perfectly flat - no light shining through (light test with the CPU on top). I have temps very similar to yours with my Q6700 @ 3.9.

Just out of curiosity - what program are you using that displays that floating green text at the top right of your desktop? Is that Core Temp? I didn't know it could do that.
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GoneTomorrow - Please dont copy an entire page of photos just to say 2-3 lines of text, its very annoying and it hurts people who are on 56K [Im not, im just saying - i find it propa annoying when people copy whole pages of photos for no reason]
    
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