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Why not just start at 400 grit to get the surface flat and then move straight up to 1500 or 2000 and get the surface smooth?

Why do people go in steps 400, 800, 1200, and then 1500 or 2000?
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im guessing they do it to make sure it all stays even 0_o
i started at 600 then 800 and jumped to 1500
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im guessing they do it to make sure it all stays even 0_o
i started at 600 then 800 and jumped to 1500
There really isnt any reason you cant, just take longer.
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i would never lap a processor. the value just droped a lot and you cut your temp down 1c if your lucky. just buy your self a good cooler (vendetta2).
Edited by valtopps - 12/26/08 at 4:49pm
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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.
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