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post #1 of 21
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hey, this kit here looks really good, and it's really cheap, AND i'm too lazy to go to the store and get my own damn sandpaper (well, and i want the ArctiClean stuff they have) so why not....

http://www.easypckits.com/products/hslk/

here's my question, will this one kit last long enough to lap my 3700+ IHS, zalman 9500, and my VF700???

or should i buy 2 kits? even 3 maybe?

help appreciated,
post #2 of 21
I'd get 2
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post #3 of 21
well i bought it and you might be able to do two surfaces with it,but i would either buy 2 to make sure, or go to the hardwatre and auto store and get some, 600,1000,1500,2000 grit paper and it will last longer cause the sheets will be bigger and all the other "micron" papers dont really increase performance, they just make it shinier...lol i use 1000 grit on my hatsinks and it works just as well as 10 micron(~3500 grit?)
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post #4 of 21
I'd remove the IHS, instead. It's a bagillion times easier + better temps. Then lap just the heatsinks.
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post #5 of 21
Ihs?
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post #6 of 21
the ihs is the metal case on top of the cpu the silver metal thing when u take it of it looks like a regular socket a chip
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post #7 of 21
I lap all my cpu's and heat sinks, go to a paint store they have the best assortments of sandpaper.
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post #8 of 21
That's just goofy. You don't need 7 grades of sandpaper. you just need like, 1000, 1600, and 2000. Your heatsink is probably already smoother than 800 grit. I use rubbing compound at the end to get it real real smooth and then clean it real good with alcohol. I don't know if you guys use wet sanding, but I think it works better. Keeps the copper dust from building up under the paper.
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post #9 of 21
I don't know if i've ever seem above 2000 grit anywhere, but never been to a speciality paint store. I lapped my maze4 gpu cooler and that about did it for one kit, but like they said, if you can get ahold of some mighty fine sandpaper locally save on the shipping! Definitely use wet sanding, much better results. BTW the fineness(?) for those lapping kits are measured in microns for the higher ones, not too sure how that relates the grit? i don think it would be tough to find ones as fine as that though.
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post #10 of 21
im not positive, but i think like the 10micron is like 3500grit+ its super fine.... pretty much pointless for what we need it to do, anything over 2000grit is unnecessary...
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