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Title says it all does anyone still lap there cpu for the flat surfaces and better temps?
    
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post #2 of 16
i did last year and it worked great
post #3 of 16
Maybe if it was past its warranty.
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Probably after they've smoked too much weed. "Gonna be sooo much cooler maaannnn."
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Doesn't using an aftermarket CPU cooler void the warranty?

I've always thought about doing it, but never got around to it.
    
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post #6 of 16
I dont see the point unless it has a extremely non flat surface. Some say cpus are made to be a slight bit convex/concave. But if it is really off then i would lap that sucker and the heat sink also. At best i heard around 3c improvement

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Originally Posted by Genjimaru View Post
Doesn't using an aftermarket CPU cooler void the warranty?

I've always thought about doing it, but never got around to it.
Void the warranty on what? the Cpu or heatsink?
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post #7 of 16
I lapped my old s478 2.6 GHz P4 HT Northwood a few days ago, so yeah, I guess you could say people still do it

[rant]
However, after lapping it, I though "to hell with it" and removed the IHS before I had even checked the temp difference. DERP.
As s478 IHSs aren't soldered, I didn't damage the core... However, I made a pretty nasty scratch on the chip - so deep, the copper (or whatever that looks like copper) inside it was visible. Long story short - the CPU is bricked.
After reattaching the IHS back on with superglue it makes a very nice keychain accessory, though The only issue is that the polished copper IHS surface gets dirty real quick.
[/rant]
Edited by Hyoketsu - 4/6/11 at 3:21pm
     
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post #8 of 16
I lapped my both my old 920 and megahalems. Seen a 6c drop in temps. It took me almost all day. I put on my mp3 player and got it done.

I wonder if I should lap my H70. I heard that can make a huge difference but it's really hard to do.
Edited by cl04k3d - 4/6/11 at 3:27pm
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post #9 of 16
It seems that the new CPUs don't need much to hit 4 or 5GHz so not much call for lapping.
 
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Yeah I lapped my 980x.
     
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