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post #41 of 79
good point it is very risky oh and what is lapping? is it sanding your heat sinnk to make it flat and shinny?
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yea thats the basic jist of it
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i Lapped a heatsink today, my Arctic cooling freezer 64 pro. I found the best thing to do is to use 800, then 1000, then 1500. And use it a lot on each of the grades to remove the scratches from the previous grade. I work in a bodyshop, so that helps After that polish it up for a couple of hours if you can be bothered with an abrasive metal polish to remove all the 1500 scratches. After i'd suggest cleaning with alcohol and then applying Arctic 5 before whacking it on. im just gonna test mine, im sure its good enough. Ill post a pic soon if i can.
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The finished article. Heres the moneyshot!:





That was and hour of lapping, followed by 2 hours of polishing and then a clean with alcohol. sorry about if its fuzzy, its the image quality its pretty flawless IRL
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The finished article. Heres the moneyshot!:





That was and hour of lapping, followed by 2 hours of polishing and then a clean with alcohol. sorry about if its fuzzy, its the image quality its pretty flawless IRL
Wow, nice shine! Did you lap your processor too? I'd think a finish like that would be perfectly flat and make excellent heat transfer!
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post #46 of 79
i didnt lap my processor, like i said before i like it saying "opteron™" too much! but im just testing this now, and the highest temperature i have had so far is 5 degrees. and that is with the voltage at 1.5v and the cpu running at a modest 2160mhz.
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the whole reason i was looking at removing the IHS was because i have little to no money for sandpaper

Umm, ok, you can't afford sandpaper but you're willing to risk several hundred dollars of damage by removing an IHS?......
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Umm, ok, you can't afford sandpaper but you're willing to risk several hundred dollars of damage by removing an IHS?......
an amd athlon 3200 isnt hundreds. its like a hundred and three-fourths. LOL and i thought sandpaper was a little more expensive
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an amd athlon 3200 isnt hundreds. its like a hundred and three-fourths. LOL and i thought sandpaper was a little more expensive

Ok, but from what I've heard if your temps are not too high then it's almost not even worth the ~5C difference. An athlon 3200 gets that hot?
post #50 of 79
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ojn stock cooling my athlon 3200 hit 49 celsius my arctic cooler brought that down to the 42-44 area and with lapping my max load temp is 39 celsius. thats a huge difference with lapping an aftermarket cooler from the stock heatsink's temps..
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