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Yes, its left for the daring, but is still bennefitial, and probably always will be. You just have to decide if the 3-8c drop is worth loosing a warranty, and lowering the resale value of the chip..

I personally have done it to almost all of my coolers and cpu's, and probably will continue doing it....
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post #12 of 16
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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.

yeah, but they can't tell you installed an aftermarket heatsink...


lapping on the other hand...
post #13 of 16
I've wasted time lapping a cpu before, I wouldn't bother doing it again, doesn't make enough difference in temps to make up for the time it takes.
If I ever get one where the IHS looks like a mountain range I would RMA it first.
Not only does it affect the warranty, but for newer cpus the resale value drops way off if you ever want to sell it.
    
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post #14 of 16
People still do it, advantages are negligible.
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we're into the stage of processors and heatsinks where your limited more by the voltage than the temps.
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You lapped, and voided the warranty, ON A $1000 CPU?!?!
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