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Hey,
So the grit paper came today and I'm going to have a go at lapping my tuniq.
The grades I have are 180, 280, 400, 600 and 1000.

I Intend on using the 180 and 280 to get the Tuniq flat and then move on to the 400, 600 and 1000 to smoothen it out.

Going to be using water and washing up liquid on the grit paper.

Does anyone have any extra suggestions for this process?
Anyone previously lapped a Tuniq?

Thanks a lot.


Results:
Ok so the Tuniq is now lapped.
Started on the 180 paper and managed to get it somewhat flatter.
Went on to use the 280 paper, followed by the 400, 600 and finally 1000.
I will upload pictures as soon as my phone decides it likes my computer

Got somewhat of a mirror like finish - except it wasn't perfect but still i was happy for my first ever lapping job

Was idling at around 39 Degrees in the same ambient temps, now idle at 36 - 37.
As for load, at 1 minute into Prime95, I was getting around 44 - 45 degrees, now I'm seeing around a 2 - 3 degree drop on all cores.

To be honest I'm quite proud of this job, it's lowered my temps a couple of degrees - a bit extra room for more overclocking

Pictures:

This was before I started. Had no cleaning agents so it was simply washing up liquid


This was after a bit of use of the 180 paper. Managed to get it flatter at this point. Sorry about the camera flash. Btw, you can see the knife used for my fan grills in the background


This was after use of the 280 and 400 paper. Managed to get the base to a nicer finish and quite flat. Was quite happy at this point.


And this was the final result. It's not a perfect mirror finish, tbh it isn't all that great but for my first job and lack of resources, I was very happy.


So that's how it went. I was happy with it and it's managed to lower my temps slightly.

Whilst doing this, I thought about the washer mod.

Washer Mod:
Due to me being at university, I was unable to get hold of some washers but I managed to find some in the kit that came with my Case. They weren't big but I had enough to put 2 on each screw.




Thanks for all the help and advice - Really appreciated it all
Glad this worked well - slightly worried about it but prevailed.

Thanks!
Edited by warnesey333 - 5/24/08 at 5:07am
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post #2 of 12
i found its easyer if you turn the tuniq upside down then tape the sand paper to a piece of glass and lap it that way otherwise its hard to get it all smooth.
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Ok cool, i'd try that but due to me being away from home at uni the resources are limited. I'll be taping the sand paper to my desk and doing it from there.
I've seen people say 1 - 2 hours and someone else say 30 mins - 45 mins.
Does it all depend on how flat my tuniq is?
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A Desk is nowhere near flat enough, you NEED to use a piece of glass or atleast a mirror for it to be perfectly flat.
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Ya dont use a desk big NO NO
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unless your desk top is made out of 2" thick glass and its new with no chips or cracks XD
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Thanks for the comments - really appreciated max.
Care to read what i've actually put..?
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The pics will be up when nokia suite has downloaded, uni net is too slow at this time of the night ;\\
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congrats on a first lap job well done im trying to get enough money to start my build and will need to lap my tuniq soon too subed for pics ^_^
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