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I just finished lapping my Big Typhoon

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I can't say as it was any fun. It took 2.5 hours. I have got it shiny like a mirror now though. Well, there was one part of it that was fun, buying a Dremel!

I spent an hour with 400 grit trying to remove all the manufacturer's grooves. That got to be way too much. I got all the ones that will be over the CPU removed. It seems to me that the manufactured mating surface is convex. That's why it took so long. I probably should have started it with some more aggressive sandpaper. Then I went to 800, then to 1000, then finished off with 1500. Final polishing was done with Turtle Wax Polishing Compound and of course the Dremel.

After I got it all done and polished, that's when I noticed four tiny Phillips screws securing the mating surface to the heat pipes. This sure would have been an easier job without all the extra bulk of the rest of the HSF assembly. How come no one has mentioned that on here?

A newbie mistake for sure.

All that's left now is to clean it up with some isopropyl and plenty of q-tips. Then a rub down with AS5 and into the computer it goes.
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Picture?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chim3ra
Picture?
I didn't think anyone would care. This has been done plenty of times. I might think about though, if there's enough interest.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rennix
I didn't think anyone would care. This has been done plenty of times. I might think about though, if there's enough interest.
I would like to see a pic.
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Everyone likes pictures.
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Okay, okay. I'll see what I can do in the daylight hours tomorrow.

Now where did I put those test shots of the macro depth of field of my digital camera?
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