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Is it worth it to lap my Hyper212+

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So finally i am able to afford a new CPU cooler, but i dont know if its worth it to lap it as i only have 400 and 600 grit, and it uses HDT so i dontknow if ill break the heatpipes (i highly doubt that).

Is 600 grit enough, or should i go out and buy some 1000 grit?
post #2 of 12
I would say 1000 or 1500 at least.

But I would only do it if you can afford another cooler, in case you do bust through the pipes.

Good luck

Gyro
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post #3 of 12
No need to lap it.
post #4 of 12
I think that ones pretty good w/o lapping...never paid much attention to it, try some good thermal like shin etsu on it before you lap it. I used it in my wife's comp on her's and the temps are great
    
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post #5 of 12
I'd only lap it if you are positive the copper contact on the heatsink isn't level/is concave/is convex/scratched as hell. Other than that, I don't think you'll notice that much of a temp drop after painstakingly sanding down your 212+.
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post #6 of 12
People tend to gin about 1-3 degrees through lapping.

Alot of effort for not much gain!
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post #7 of 12
i think the 212+ is fine the way it is and lapping is unnecessary.

the only time lapping is efficient in providing noticeable gains are if the surface is noticeably uneven
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post #8 of 12
There is more risk involved than the gains trying to lap a HDT heatsink.
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post #9 of 12
I would say yea, go for it, there is nothing to lose.
post #10 of 12
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Ok thanks guys, im not going to lap it, but i will clean it off before applying thermal paste onto cpu
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