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post #11 of 18
hmmmm...lapping can actually hinder performance....think about that...and lapping your IHS is WAY too risky if you don;t like the thought of buying a new proc.
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post #12 of 18
k, im a noob. can someone tell me what lapping is? thanks.
    
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by blazin-asian
k, im a noob. can someone tell me what lapping is? thanks.
It's the process of sanding/polishing the bottom of your heat sink to a mirror shine, ensuring optimal surface area contact.

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post #14 of 18
oooh, ok. thanks!

im not advanced to be doing anything like that just yet. i havent installed my BT yet, but im getting intimidated just looking at the thing. lol.
    
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post #15 of 18
heh i know what you mean, im getting great temps with mine. 36 C at full load and 26 C idle. And I dont even have a 115 cfm fan on it yet just think what my temps will be like after that!
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Grizvok
heh i know what you mean, im getting great temps with mine. 36 C at full load and 26 C idle. And I dont even have a 115 cfm fan on it yet just think what my temps will be like after that!
thats awesome! im hoping this extra cooling will let me hit 3.0 GHz with my opty
    
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post #17 of 18
hey, I just saw this thread and thought I'd add to it.

I lapped my big typhoon w/ a kit from frozencpu.com. I also bought some extra sandpaper. it took me quite a while because of the size and shape... but when I was all finished it dropped me 1-2 degrees idle and 2-3 load.

pictures on the way...

I guess I don't have any before pictures... but here's a couple after. I didn't use a polish, just 2500grit sandpaper for the final so that's why you can still see some lines, but I just wasn't sure about using polish... i've heard lots of pros and cons and figured it'd be safer not to.

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post #18 of 18
make sure that the compound is actually touching the center, if its not add a bit more. this happened to me
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