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when lapping a CPU how many layers can i take off safely?
before i hit the chip lol
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lol great sig..
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I think that the IHS would pop off before you hit the die.

Don't worry about how much you're taking off, just get it flat and smooth.
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aww stick with the question =P

iv seen people take off as much as 10...

thanks now i know the limit is 100....
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Originally Posted by korosu View Post
I think that the IHS would pop off before you hit the die.

Don't worry about how much you're taking off, just get it flat and smooth.

Well, he could lap it so much that the HS will not make proper contact with the CPU. Some people that have a heavily lapped CPU and HSF have needed to remover the Intel CPU mounting cover (the little hinged cover the goes over the CPU to hold it in before you mount the HSF) to get enough pressure.
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Well, he could lap it so much that the HS will not make proper contact with the CPU. Some people that have a heavily lapped CPU and HSF have needed to remover the Intel CPU mounting cover (the little hinged cover the goes over the CPU to hold it in before you mount the HSF) to get enough pressure.
dude thats like days worth of lapping right there.....
(unless you stick with 200-400 for a while...)
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dude thats like days worth of lapping right there.....
(unless you stick with 200-400 for a while...)
Everyone has a different level of what is needed. Just pointing out that it has happened, so the answer "Take off as much as you want..." can be trouble if taken to the extreme.
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If you are lapping an E8400, I would advise you not to. You will hit the vCore wall before you hit the Temperature wall. Unless your temps are 70°C and above on load (RealTemp), then go for it, but otherwise, save your warranty and just buy a better cooler.
Edited by tmaz42o - 5/23/08 at 2:06pm
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what about just enough to taking off the silver stuff?
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