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I got tuniq tower 120. I lapped it two days ago. It is right now installed to my current first built system. When I compared to some of the pictures online, it was nothing compared to what I have done. Some parts of the tower and my processor are glassy clear and other parts are blurry.

My questions:
  1. Can I relap again?
  2. What grit should I start on this time? I don't think I should start from 220 grit.
    
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1. Yes you can relap again with higher grit sandpaper.
2. Usually people start from 320 or 400 grit.
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The first grit is the most important because that is used to flatten it. You can check it with a razor blade diagonally to both corners.
If your TT is already flat I'd start at 600.
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The first grit is the most important because that is used to flatten it. You can check it with a razor blade diagonally to both corners.
If your TT is already flat I'd start at 600.
Can you describe more. I'm a noob at this. I think I messed up on my first lap so...
    
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Make sure you lap on a perfectly flat surface, first. I would give it a few minutes on 200-400 to make sure its flat, and then gradually move back to mirror finish going by 800, 1200, 1500. More for looks.
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Make sure you lap on a perfectly flat surface, first. I would give it a few minutes on 200-400 to make sure its flat, and then gradually move back to mirror finish going by 800, 1200, 1500. More for looks.
Can you link me to good guide in OCN about Tuniq Tower Lapping?
    
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There are several ways to check to see if your lapping job is flat. The easiest way is to take a razor blade and put it diagonally from corner to corner and hold it up to the light. If you can see light between the TT and the razor blade then you must flatten it first before moving to the higher grits.
When lapping make sure you use a flat surface. I use a thin piece of glass on top of a marble tile. If you have a thick enough piece of glass(1/4" thick) you can just use that.
Edit: Lapping guide.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ower-pics.html
Edited by x2s3w4 - 6/5/08 at 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by x2s3w4 View Post
There are several ways to check to see if your lapping job is flat. The easiest way is to take a razor blade and put it diagonally from corner to corner and hold it up to the light. If you can see light between the TT and the razor blade then you must flatten it first before moving to the higher grits.
When lapping make sure you use a flat surface. I use a thin piece of glass on top of a marble tile. If you have a thick enough piece of glass(1/4" thick) you can just use that.
Edit: Lapping guide.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ower-pics.html
Thanks for you advice, but it seems little too complicated for me. Can you rephrase this sentence, "If you can see light between the TT and the razor blade then you must flatten it first before moving to the higher grits,"? I don't know what 'TT' means.
I can use the glass for my old desk.
    
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TT= Tuniq Tower.
You made me get out an old AMD CPU. Like this corner. Hold it up to the light and see if you can see light between TT and Razor blade. If you see light you must flatten it. Your glass desktop might work, depending on if it's flat enough. How thick is the glass?
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Here's another guide.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...wer-guide.html
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