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I am thinking of buying a lapping kit and lapping my TRUE and my q6600. What kind of temperature differences did you get from before and after lapping? I am just trying to be convinced here hehe. Also what kind of tools does it take to do lapping is it all hand done with the grits?
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All you need is sandpaper and a flat block (to keep it even). Just start with a rough grit and work your way down to extra fine (~2000 grit). Just make sure that the nickel (or whatever it is) coating is completely gone too.
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id say 5c or so C drop. you need a piece of glass to lap on
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I am thinking of buying a lapping kit and lapping my TRUE and my q6600. What kind of temperature differences did you get from before and after lapping? I am just trying to be convinced here hehe. Also what kind of tools does it take to do lapping is it all hand done with the grits?
Just a bunch of high-grit sandpaper and a hard, flat surface (1/2" glass panel works fine). If you do it right on both your CPU and your heatsink, you could drop up to 10 degrees. With that Q6600, I'd say "maybe". If it were a Wolfdale or Yorkfield, I'd say don't even bother.

Lapping isn't something you wanna do a quickie job on though, so make sure you've got some time to dedicate to it.
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You will see like a 5 degree difference in temps. Its all done by hand, and you use like 400,600,800,1000 grit wet sand paper.
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Just a bunch of high-grit sandpaper and a hard, flat surface (1/2" glass panel works fine). If you do it right on both your CPU and your heatsink, you could drop up to 10 degrees. With that Q6600, I'd say "maybe". If it were a Wolfdale or Yorkfield, I'd say don't even bother.

Lapping isn't something you wanna do a quickie job on though, so make sure you've got some time to dedicate to it.
What is the different from Wolfdale and Yorkfield? I have a Kentfield i think but not sure what it means.
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You can lap with only 400 grit, thats what I did. You dont have to spend more money on a mirror finish. I suggest a 200 grit and maybe 600 grit. Just get 2 papers, one to make flat, other to get rid of scratches. Also a flat surface to work on.
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What is the different from Wolfdale and Yorkfield? I have a Kentfield i think but not sure what it means.
Wolfdale is the dual-core Penryn (45nm) chip. Yorkfield is the quad-core version. Kentsfield is the quad-core version of the Conroe, both of which are manufactured at 65nm.
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post #9 of 26
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I had 120 grit and 312 grit and 320 grit sandpaper in my garage. I have a couple questions:

1. Does it have to be wet sandpaper and what is wet sandpaper like the difference between that and regular sandpaper.

2. Also is 2000 very smooth or very rough? The higher the number the softer it gets right??

3. Since i'm new to this can you direct me to some good tutorials on how to do this, I am gonna do it tomorrow.
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2. Also is 2000 very smooth or very rough? The higher the number the softer it gets right??
Right.

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3. Since i'm new to this can you direct me to some good tutorials on how to do this, I am gonna do it tomorrow.
Maybe this will help you.
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