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I lapped my Q6600 earlier. Before the lap the temps were:

Core0: 69
core1: 65
core2: 59
core3: 59

@ 3.5GHz

so i lapped it and re-applied the same thermal paste, let it settle in by folding for an hour on stock (16mins per %). Then upped the overclock back to 3.5 (9 mins per %)

now, as i type this they are:

core0:60
core1:60
core2:56
core3:55

im impressed. I thought it was only going to knock 2-3°c of my load temps. It only took half an hour max, and i would advise anyone who is looking to squeeze a little more from their overclock to go for it, i hear it is very hard to screw up unless you get water in the cpu (which is a given really)

makes me want to try for 3.6

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post #2 of 19
very nice. I think more people would lap if they were not so afraid of voiding the warranty.
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theres a warranty ooo crap....
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lol. great thread title .
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theres a warranty ooo crap....
haha.. I was drinking my Pepsi when I read that...thanks
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very nice. I think more people would lap if they were not so afraid of voiding the warranty.
Then why do we overclock? That voids the warranty too.
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theres a warranty ooo crap....
well i have just voided mine, and possibly affected the resale as i cant prove what it is anymore because i sanded it's name off
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haha.. I was drinking my Pepsi when I read that...thanks
lol sorry

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well i have just voided mine, and possibly affected the resale as i cant prove what it is anymore because i sanded it's name off
if anything you added value to your chip
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Then why do we overclock? That voids the warranty too.
I just see a lot of people not lapping because of the warranty. Maybe they don't know OC'ing voids it as well
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post #10 of 19
Yep... damage to the CPU is near impossible... unless you somehow slip, fall and hit your tooth on one of the dealy-ma-bobs on the back... I generally dry lap myself, which avoids any issues with fluids - and even then, you just have to make sure the CPU is completely dry before installing

The only negative to lapping is that it voids the warranty - but if your CPU isn't having any issues when you receive it, it's pretty doubtful that anything would necessitate an RMA

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I just see a lot of people not lapping because of the warranty. Maybe they don't know OC'ing voids it as well
Yes and no... Both Intel and AMD nowadays make their chips with overclocking in mind... why do you think Q6600s have a suggested voltage range of 1.2-1.5v? Improper cooling and overvolting is going to have more of a negative effect on the CPU than overclocking.

The issue with lapping is that it is a VISIBLE alteration of the product, unlike overclocking (unless there are burn marks on your chip ) and would give them an instant reason to refuse an RMA
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