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Amann is right. I didnt take mine down to mirror stage but close. The idea is to even out the flat spots on the cpu and heatsink, thus a flat mating surface that in theory wouldnt need thermal paste if done perfect. Since Im human and far from perfect, artic silver 5 is what it got. My computer already stayed ridiculously cool on air but I had core #1 getting hotter, pretty much all gone. Mind you this totally voids warranty, but its very simple if you take your time and follow instructions. There are lots of tutorials on youtube or google. Hope that helps.

Amann,
Your not too far away from me down in roseburg. Nice to see some people close on here!
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Gkill Phoenix Pro SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG Super-multi BDROM Cooler Master V8 
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3 Enermax Magmas + Scythe Kaze Master Controller Windows 7 Professional LG Flatron 2241 LED 22" Razer BWU 
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