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So i finally took the plunge and lapped my Thermaltake V1, and load temps are down 10C right away!! The base of the cooler was REALLY concave, so this must have something to do with it. Guess i have some more OC headroom now!

Anyone else with similar or better results?
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time to do the processor for another 10°C! lol (probably another few degrees at least)
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Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
time to do the processor for another 10°C! lol (probably another few degrees at least)
I really don't want to risk doing the CPU. That's just asking for trouble with my clumsiness!

Plus...i have no clue how to protect the underside if i wanted to do it. Seems like water and CPU don't mix! haha
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post #4 of 25
Nice Job When i had my Tuniq i lapped it and got -5c lower temps.
    
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Lemondrips View Post
Nice Job When i had my Tuniq i lapped it and got -5c lower temps.
Thanks!

I didn't even really get a mirror finish, because i didn't want to spend all day on it, but i figured it's good enough if i got it perfectly flat. Not like i'm gonna be seeing the bottom of it anytime soon anyway! lol
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can anyone please tell me how to lap a Zalman CNPS9500 since it has a round heatsink and cant possibly lay flat for lapping ?
    
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post #7 of 25
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can anyone please tell me how to lap a Zalman CNPS9500 since it has a round heatsink and cant possibly lay flat for lapping ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...man%2bCNPS9500

Just grab the heatpipes or base, just make sure you don't sand the tips of your fingers off!

You don't lay it down to lap, you hold it upright and level, and sand it.
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can anyone please tell me how to lap a Zalman CNPS9500 since it has a round heatsink and cant possibly lay flat for lapping ?
Those heatsinks already have a mirror finish? Is the surface not flat?
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post #9 of 25
lay sand paper taped to desk.

rub ur zalman on the paper in a circular motion. lol
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post #10 of 25
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Those heatsinks already have a mirror finish? Is the surface not flat?
My V1 had a mirror finish too and it was horribly concave, so i wouldn't say that means anything when it comes to how flat the surface is.
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