Originally Posted by valtopps
i would never lap a processor. the value just droped a lot and you cut your temp down 1c if your lucky
This isn't really true. Temps can drop ALOT from doing this, and if its done right people who know what they are looking fro will still pay just as much for a lapped cpu. After lapping my cpu i got about 12c change in temps idle and about 18 to 20 at load.
My cpu heat spreader was horribly warped. My 1.8 overclocked to 3.2 on stock intel cooling never went above 52c at full load after lapping.