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I've been lapping my Q6600 for the past 2 hrs now with just the weight of the chip itself on 220 and 400 grit sand paper off a piece of plexiglass from a kit that i bought from SVC. The surface itself is a nice and somewhat shiny nickel plate with all the letters removed already but the 4 corners have shown copper for a while now and i still havent hit copper yet on the flat surface itself. I did the sharpie X with 2 circles to make it a bullseye trick to see if its flat and it seems to be flat. Should i just move up in grit now to remove the scratches from lower grit or keep going to get copper? i googled some review that showed an avg of .5C lower comparing nickel flat vs copper flat. i dont wanna end up removing too much now. Thanks in advance!
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You haven't hit copper yet in the center because the edges are much higher than the center is, thats how unflat it really was. Keep doing it untill the entire IHS is showing copper.
     
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I've been lapping my Q6600 for the past 2 hrs now with just the weight of the chip itself on 220 and 400 grit sand paper off a piece of plexiglass from a kit that i bought from SVC. The surface itself is a nice and somewhat shiny nickel plate with all the letters removed already but the 4 corners have shown copper for a while now and i still havent hit copper yet on the flat surface itself. I did the sharpie X with 2 circles to make it a bullseye trick to see if its flat and it seems to be flat. Should i just move up in grit now to remove the scratches from lower grit or keep going to get copper? i googled some review that showed an avg of .5C lower comparing nickel flat vs copper flat. i dont wanna end up removing too much now. Thanks in advance!
2 hrs
I can lap a proc in half an hour, put some force into.
Lap with the lowest grit until you see all copper, make sure you rotate the proc 90°c every 8-10 strokes.
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You're lucky, as least your edges are higher than the center. I have the weird revision where the edges are tapered. It sucks!

Granted, I now have really cool rounded edges from when I tried to lap the edges too (lol).
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2 hrs
I can lap a proc in half an hour, put some force into.
Lap with the lowest grit until you see all copper, make sure you rotate the proc 90°c every 8-10 strokes.
how do you lap you processor 90 degrees celcius? LOL
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how do you lap you processor 90 degrees celcius? LOL
You know what I mean

I'm so used to discussing temps when I use the °.
Edited by grunion - 6/16/08 at 10:54pm
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The edges of my E7200 were higher than the center as well, they actually had a small slant to them if you looked hard enough.
     
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
2 hrs
I can lap a proc in half an hour, put some force into.
Lap with the lowest grit until you see all copper, make sure you rotate the proc 90°c every 8-10 strokes.
i didnt want to use some force because all the guides and faqs say the weight of the processor and the 3 fingers used to push the cpu is enough to lap. I got tapered side edges but i guess the corners just that bad...

Now i was thinking since i was bored at work, since i lapped my CPU, does it still benefit to have a bowed Apogee GT block or should i switch back to the smaller o-ring?
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