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I've been reading alot about people lapping Intel processors to create a more efficient way to decrease heat. But would it be recommended to do with the AMD Phenom CPU's?
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I don't see why it wouldn't work. You can do it with AMD athlon x2 processors, so it should also be possible with phenom processors.
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id lap it to would prolly help temps like it does with the q6600's
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lapping phenom works marvelously on my pc2..

Ps:I found most of phenoms are concave
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Originally Posted by dragonxwas View Post
lapping phenom works marvelously on my pc2..

Ps:I found most of phenoms are concave
Strange...AMD always used to have really flat IHS, much better than Intels.

If you don't think you will need the warranty and you aren't happy with your temps, then you may as well if you think it will improve your overclock. Be careful of the pins though. A better cooler would be worth investing in before lapping though.
Edited by coffeejunky - 6/25/08 at 1:10pm
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the worsely concave are 9100e and 95xx models
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I'm getting the 9850. o-o;
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my 3600+ x2 was bad that thing took forever to lap
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If it's reasonably flat, you don't really need to lap it. Lapping does still help with temps either way though
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I'm getting the 9850. o-o;
If you havn't got it yet, see how hot it gets first. Lapping is a last resort. You may be limited by other factors rather than heat anyway, and a decent cooler should get you a good overclock.
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