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My question is should i get out the sand paper and lap the proccesor or should i leave it alone. I have an AMD Athlon 4400+ x2 and its runing at 3 GHZ and a 22C idle and 43C load with a Zalman 9500. The room is about 73 Degress Fairheight. Please help me with this, and a rep+ for any one who has a helpful post.
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post #2 of 11
Well,

If your processor is under warranty, lapping it voids your warranty. You will see if a difference in temps if your lapping is spread evenly and not uneven. If you do it try doing softly for as long as it takes till you get a nice mirrored shine. Last thing you want to so is toast your processor with static so make sure you have some method of keeping static away from it also while your lapping.
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22c idle and 43c load on 3GHz is pretty good, if you want to push further and temps are higher, I would lapp the heatsink before the cpu.
IF you want to lap right now, lap the heatsink before the cpu.
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post #4 of 11
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22c idle and 43c load on 3GHz is pretty good, if you want to push further and temps are higher, I would lapp the heatsink before the cpu.
IF you want to lap right now, lap the heatsink before the cpu.
^ Good suggestion.
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post #5 of 11
If the proc is concave or convex then i would say to lap it, but your temps seem pretty good already
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post #6 of 11
if your going to void the warranty go all out. Remove the IHS (metal faceplate). Once you do that you find a temp decrease of several degrees.
    
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Well the Zalman 9500 already was smooth and shinny from the factory. An no its not under warranty.
Edited by CorryBasler - 6/25/08 at 10:18pm
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Well the Zalman 9500 already was smooth and shinny from the factory. An no its no under warranty.
We don't lap to get it "Shiny", we lap to get the heatsink/cpu/surface as flat as possible for the best heat transfer between the two parts. They could paint it with chrome on the bottom and it wouldn't make a difference.
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We don't lap to get it "Shiny", we lap to get the heatsink/cpu/surface as flat as possible for the best heat transfer between the two parts. They could paint it with chrome on the bottom and it wouldn't make a difference.
I got the Zalman 9500 from a local computer shop and they lapped it for me when i buy it from them!
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by CorryBasler View Post
I got the Zalman 9500 from a local computer shop and they lapped it for me when i buy it from them!
Free lapping?

Oh my. I'd love to have a local computer shop nearby that does that for me
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