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    Did I what?
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post #1 of 18
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Hey, I don't do this myself. Not because I'm against it, but because I'm too lazy. But how about you? I'd be interested to see how many people actually do it.
post #2 of 18
I haven't lapped my CPU, but I've run a couple around my case . No, in all seriousness, I've never found a use for it / benefit for the time it takes.
post #3 of 18
Yes.
     
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post #4 of 18
always good to lap your cpu if you're a perfectionist
Edited by tryagainplss - 2/15/11 at 10:05am
    
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post #5 of 18
If you are benching,yes.
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post #6 of 18
I lapped my 9850, it shaved off 8c from max load
    
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post #7 of 18
yep, but haven't been able to see it in like a year since i ran out of AS5 and haven't took my WB off it... it was shinny and copper though
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post #8 of 18
I lapped it with the intent to take it all the way down to the silicon, but after several hours I surrendered, and just put a smooth finish on it. It's obvious looking at the IHS that there is a lot more material to remove than there was with my X3220.

I will take it back up again soon.
Edited by RonindeBeatrice - 2/15/11 at 10:37am
    
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post #9 of 18
Really depends if the IHS on the cpu is flat or not. If it is flat, lapping doesn't make much difference, if it isn't flat, lapping can help.
I have lapped 1 cpu, can take a while to do & wouldn't really be worthwhile on a cpu that already has good contact.
    
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
I lapped it with the intent to take it all the way down to the silicon, but after several hours I surrendered, and just put a smooth finish on it. It's obvious looking at the IHS that there is a lot more material to remove than there was with my X3220.

I will take it back up again soon.
Be careful grinding it down to silicon, just remove the IHS if it's not welded.
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