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And here is the final picture of the cpu lapped with 2000 grit.


Also for anyone else who has lapped, what is the best possible way to get that mirror finish that i have seen online. 200 grit is was i used but there are still swirls in the copper from the grit. any ideas?
The mirror finish isn't necessary but if you really want it you'll have to get some finer paper. Don't use a polish, it just fills the tiny holes with polish instead of making the surface smoother by removing higher spots and to my knowledge polish isn't a good TIM.
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The mirror finish isn't necessary but if you really want it you'll have to get some finer paper. Don't use a polish, it just fills the tiny holes with polish instead of making the surface smoother by removing higher spots and to my knowledge polish isn't a good TIM.

ok, im looking for a higher grit sanding paper since i know that its going to be very hard to find around town. ive read some places online(didnt really take their word) that if you use water and some sort of soap that it would help with the mirror finish, but i really didnt believe them that much.
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quick question. with raid setup on this mobo, does it always scan disks before boot?
    
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and to my knowledge polish isn't a good TIM.
LOL, very true, i was definately not thinking when i posted that..

ME = FAIL.


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does it always scan disks before boot?
Mine does, it also is a bit annoying but the performance is worth it. I have looked but have settled for the 'you cant do anything about it, so live with it'.
   
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post #485 of 1767
So the OC Prime95 requirements have gone up to 3 hours? 1 Hour is what the OP called for I think.

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Nevermind, looks like it was changed.
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3 hours it is, i prefer intel burn test as its more stressful than prime and you can get stability in about 30 minutes with 20 runs, you must be using the maximum setting though to be declared stable.
   
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post #487 of 1767
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ok, im looking for a higher grit sanding paper since i know that its going to be very hard to find around town. ive read some places online(didnt really take their word) that if you use water and some sort of soap that it would help with the mirror finish, but i really didnt believe them that much.
Wet sanding will get more of the marks out but you'll have to be careful with the water and be sure to get all the residue off left by the soap or other materials you use or it may get you a negative effect.

IMO you're putting a bit too much work into lapping since some people don't even go to 2000 grit and have great results. You're going to be using some TIM yet so I wouldn't worry about the real fine swirls. Also, if you're not happy with the temps you can always take it down and use whatever method you like to get the fine swirls out.
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I haven't used Intel Burn Test...I'll have to check that out. Although, I believe that stressing the CPU that much is silly, even to check an overclock. What normal user is going to be putting 100% usage on these chips? I know that I don't even touch 50%
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Wet sanding will get more of the marks out but you'll have to be careful with the water and be sure to get all the residue off left by the soap or other materials you use or it may get you a negative effect.

IMO you're putting a bit too much work into lapping since some people don't even go to 2000 grit and have great results. You're going to be using some TIM yet so I wouldn't worry about the real fine swirls. Also, if you're not happy with the temps you can always take it down and use whatever method you like to get the fine swirls out.
Agreed. I would not DREAM of wet sanding my processor but it's likely the best way to get finer sanding out of 2000 grit to get a near perfect mirror.

For me I was perfectly flat at 1500 grit with a fair mirror finish. Remember, the point of lapping is not to have a shiny surface but a FLAT surface. Everyone who has done it will notice the high and low spots on there processor after so many runs from 800 to 1000 grit.

I went to 2000 grit to get that final touch done and it looked near perfect.

once you have a super thin layer of compound on the processor your good to go. I recommend OCZ Freeze Extreme. Goes on like bubble gum, NO spreading or wait required.
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me do press the memOK (also resets the bios settings to default).. it happens when i try to set the ram on tight timings ..



Suicide runs / just to get validated are pointless imho ..
I overclock for fun, so it is not pointless to me.

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I haven't used Intel Burn Test...I'll have to check that out. Although, I believe that stressing the CPU that much is silly, even to check an overclock. What normal user is going to be putting 100% usage on these chips? I know that I don't even touch 50%

Yeah a 24/7 OC is pointless to me. My desktop right now is running a stock sempron 140 (single core) and works just fine. My 920 I had powerplay running it at 900MHz playing civ4 on one monitor and watching videos on the second, It never left 900 MHz.. HD video loaded two cores to 1800 MHz. Dragon Age loaded all 4 to full 3.2GHz (ok minor OC but it was for mem tunning purposes) still only ran about 60% CPU usage.


Still getting that 4GHz 24/7 OC is an accomplishment in itself and would be great if HWbot had a prime95 challenge.
Edited by Neur0mancer - 2/23/10 at 1:33pm
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