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ok so I just got pc built (complete today) and it gets red hot (65C) at 2.8GHz with an OCZ vendetta 2 cooling it(worked very well in previous comp). so I wonder have I put my vendetta on wrong? too much thermal paste?
Also in my OC I set the voltages to auto (increase as it needs it) is this a good idea?
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Follow these steps:

1. Remount the cooler with a rice grain sized blob of paste in the centre of the cpu. Make sure you have got it good and tight onto the board.

2. If you still have bad temps you will probably need to lap the CPU. I am not sure if you can lap the Vendetta 2 because of the exposed heatpipes.

Maybe someone could enlighten us on if lapping the Vendetta 2 is possible?
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ahh ok thanks, however what is lapping? I think i'll need to remove mobo and rebuild pc lol cos of no space in that area.
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think i'll go set it back to manual and refit OCZ on monday

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Lapping is the process of using wet & dry paper to sand your heatsink or cpu perfectly flat to allow for the perfect contact.
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Lapping is the process of using wet & dry paper to sand your heatsink or cpu perfectly flat to allow for the perfect contact.
Yup...People have lapped the vendetta with no problems, chances are the walls of the heatpipes are thicker than a CPUs IHS so I would think theres little danger of causing any problems.
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Only increases CPU volts as you get instability, be sure to make sure you NB isn't the one that requires the volts to be stable. Some ppl keep pumping their CPU Vcore not realising that the instability is caused by insufficient NB Voltage. Or in fact memory voltage....
 
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the bios does say in bold red lettering "the voltage may not be right for the frequency" what does that mean?

and someone please: what is lapping?
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the bios does say in bold red lettering "the voltage may not be right for the frequency" what does that mean?

and someone please: what is lapping?
The DS3L shows that whenever you o/c, its just a warning. Lapping is when you sand down your h/s or CPU to get it flat. By sanding it flat, you get better contact, so you get better temps.
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post #10 of 10
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thanks too all. I understand lapping now, yay!. thanks rocker dude too. I wasnt ignoring your post just didnt see it sorry.
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