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Hi all..

So I am finally getting an upgrade in April, And I was thinking of lapping my current Q6600, reason is that I just really want to play around and see what happens, I have nothing to lose seeing that I am getting an upgrade.

So here's the question.

Does lapping your CPU really work, and how do you know if you have gone to far, like stuffed it up or something.

I still want to do it safely, So I want to find out as much as I can first.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 18
I had a Sempron CPU a few years ago that OCed slightly better when lapped. There was a few degrees temperature delta after lapping both the CPU and the cooler (a BigTyphoon which really needed lapping). Imho it's worth it if you do it for the CPU cooler, too.
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post #3 of 18
well.. for starters, if you lap the cpu too much you're screwed
    
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
well.. for starters, if you lap the cpu too much you're screwed
Which is pretty much completely impossible.

There are vids on youtube for doing it. Other than it being kinda fun and saving you a few degrees on temp there is no reason to do it. I lap all my CPUs so as long as you take your time its actually quite hard to damage your CPU.
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Which is pretty much completely impossible
xD

Does he need to lap his HSF too? I mean... It isn't HDT, so why bother?
    
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its actually super easy to do. it just takes a while and about $15 of sandpaper. it only drops about 2-7degrees C. not really worth it unless your bored. i did mine because it was just something new to do and learn. can't really say if it helped really
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post #7 of 18
There is a lot of good guides here and around the net on lapping.Just do a forum search.And yes it is beneficial.Check out the guides and you will get your answers.
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post #8 of 18
Lapping isn't for everyone..

If you start off wrong,for example crooked,or on surface that is not 100% flat it will be allmost impossible for you to redo (recover) it wright..

And from my personal experience lapping would drop your temp only by 2 -3C..

So in my book it's not worth it,and it will make the future sell of your chip harder as not everyone would by a lapped CPU..

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it will make the future sell of your chip harder as not everyone would by a lapped CPU..
This simply isn't true, every CPU i sold on OCN is gone within a day and they have been lapped. Actually if you look in the appraisal section people will suggest charging more for a properly lapped CPU.

So take your time and do a nice job you can increase the value of your chip.
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Originally Posted by jacksknight View Post
This simply isn't true, every CPU i sold on OCN is gone within a day and they have been lapped. Actually if you look in the appraisal section people will suggest charging more for a properly lapped CPU.

So take your time and do a nice job you can increase the value of your chip.
Not everyone is going to sell their compomemts trough OCN marketplace..

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