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Thank you for the heads up... glad I ask these questions!

As for lapping, that basically means sanding down the surface, right? What do you use to do that? Do you lap both sides of the IHS, or just the outside? It kind of seems like a lot of trouble to go through, and you risk damaging the chip doing that as well... and in the end there's still that extra layer of metal and paste that the heat must transfer through. it just seems like there's no way it could be AS GOOD as having no IHS... either way you risk damaging the chip... I'd rather get rid of the IHS while I'm at it if I'm gonna be hackin stuff up
That extra layer can also help save your processor as well in the event that your fan on your hetsink stops...i tiwll give your system a bit more breathing room...

Remmebr when poeples athlons were going into thermal failure alot when they first came out. Mostly due to fans giong bad. The intels even if the fans went bad lived ebcasue of their IHS...honestly that is the case...it's called a heat spreader for a reason, and it; son there for a reason....

The farthest i would go with it is lapping it....
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That extra layer can also help save your processor as well in the event that your fan on your hetsink stops...i tiwll give your system a bit more breathing room...

Remmebr when poeples athlons were going into thermal failure alot when they first came out. Mostly due to fans giong bad. The intels even if the fans went bad lived ebcasue of their IHS...honestly that is the case...it's called a heat spreader for a reason, and it; son there for a reason....

The farthest i would go with it is lapping it....
mmm I see. So how do I lap it? there's prolly like 30 FAQs on that one, huh? ... thanks
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lol well im going to take my ihs of in the near future before i get a 3700 diago or opty 170 or somthing and c what i can get out of my 3200 hopfullt about 2.8ghz is what im aming for lol when i get my new cooling and mobo :]
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There is less chance of damaging the chip, and believe me it works allmost as good as removing the heatspreader.

What you need is a piece of glass about 12 inches square, 400 grit sand paper to start. get a black marker and draw an X on the heat spreader, you will need a sponge to put on the side with the pins sticking up, it will keep from bending any, now sand it in tell the X is gone, now repeat the process three times with the 400 grit paper, then change to 800 grit three times, lastly for the best finish use 1500 grit three times. that should take a fare amount of copper of the heat spreader, do the same with the heat sink. then your good to go.
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What you need is a piece of glass about 12 inches square, 400 grit sand paper to start...
wait, where did that piece of glass come in?? I have some sandpaper and some foam to set the chip on.... why do I need glass?
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wait, where did that piece of glass come in?? I have some sandpaper and some foam to set the chip on.... why do I need glass?
well the main purpose of lapping is to get the surface as flat and smooth as possible to help heat transfer...and what is the easiest flattest thing to get hold of....Glass!....or if you cant get hold of a piece of glass...like me...use a mirror...just as flat
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well the main purpose of lapping is to get the surface as flat and smooth as possible to help heat transfer...and what is the easiest flattest thing to get hold of....Glass!....or if you cant get hold of a piece of glass...like me...use a mirror...just as flat
sure, I'm with you there... but what do I DO with the glass?? I use sandpaper to sand the top of the IHS and my own heatsink, and then I use this piece of glass tooooo...... break afterwards to celebrate? I don't get it
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sure, I'm with you there... but what do I DO with the glass?? I use sandpaper to sand the top of the IHS and my own heatsink, and then I use this piece of glass tooooo...... break afterwards to celebrate? I don't get it
lol theres an idea...break the glass to celebrate..ima do that next time....but yea.....well the glass is there for you to put the sandpaper on...so that the surface your lapping with is perfectly flat.......put some water on the glass so the sandpaper can stick to the glass and den some water on the sandpaper to assist lapping...hope this cleared up the issue of glass!

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well the glass is there for you to put the sandpaper on...so that the surface your lapping with is perfectly flat.......put some water on the glass so the sandpaper can stick to the glass and den some water on the sandpaper to assist lapping...
ahhhhh, now I understand. Thank you that is the information I was looking for!
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ahhhhh, now I understand. Thank you that is the information I was looking for!
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