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Has anyone lapped this thing, or any similar HDT designed Heatsink?
    
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I'm actually considering lapping it tonight. I do have another, somewhat related question. I prefer to spread AS5 across the die of CPU's as opposed to leaving the bead, and having it spread from the pressure of a HS being installed, as I like to ensure it gets spread evenly across the entire die. What I'm wondering, is since there are tiny grooves between the heatpipes, and the metal between them, would it possibly be better to spread the AS5 on that, to ensure those gaps are filled?

Also, I just checked which type of Scythe fans I got. I got one S-Flex SFF21E (120mm) and one Kama PWM DFS922512M. Would the S-Flex make a better fan that the stock OCZ?

Also, I'll try to take pics when I'm done mucking about inside later this evening. It's a bit of a nightmare cable wise.
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I'm actually considering lapping it tonight. I do have another, somewhat related question. I prefer to spread AS5 across the die of CPU's as opposed to leaving the bead, and having it spread from the pressure of a HS being installed, as I like to ensure it gets spread evenly across the entire die. What I'm wondering, is since there are tiny grooves between the heatpipes, and the metal between them, would it possibly be better to spread the AS5 on that, to ensure those gaps are filled?

Also, I just checked which type of Scythe fans I got. I got one S-Flex SFF21E (120mm) and one Kama PWM DFS922512M. Would the S-Flex make a better fan that the stock OCZ?

Also, I'll try to take pics when I'm done mucking about inside later this evening. It's a bit of a nightmare cable wise.
Be very careful lapping the HDT's copper heatpipes, copper is softer than aluminum and will go quick...last thing you want is a hole in your pipe (no pun intended). I think there was a thread somewhere on these boards about wet sanding these puppies instead, try n search for that.

You have the S-Flex E fan (49cfm)...the one that came with the heatsink will be much better (about 2 times the cfm) so the E will not be able to keep up. The Kama PWM (4-pin) is also a nice fan too but will also not keep up...is that the 92mm or the 120mm? Either way, they don't push enough cfm..stay with the one that came with the cooler then.

I'll check in later tonight as mentioned.
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I fill in the groves on the heatsink base, wipe off the excess, then put a small dot on the center of the CPU heatspreader.


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Has anyone lapped this thing, or any similar HDT designed Heatsink?
I lapped my Xigmatek. It was already pretty flat, but not perfectly so. Lapping did improve the base quality and temperatures.

I started with 600 grit (dry), and only went to 800 grit (wet), no point in going further. Took maybe 40 minutes to get it where I wanted it.
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k k...thanks..
    
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Also make sure you now have enough exhaust/airlfow to suck all that hot air out the back. It made a 5C temp diff for me when I upgraded my exhaust fan...the Ultra Kaze was putting out too much air that did not have anywhere to go for the most part. Good luck!

I had ordered a 1900 RPM 110CFM for the exhaust too, sadly they sent me the 1200RPM one though which is worse than what I have already. Twice this week I have recieved wrong orders.
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I had ordered a 1900 RPM 110CFM for the exhaust too, sadly they sent me the 1200RPM one though which is worse than what I have already. Twice this week I have recieved wrong orders.
Sorry to hear that...hope they picked up all the shipping costs!! The 1900 rpm one makes a nice exhaust fan!
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