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post #20 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 05:59 PM
JustinThyme
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Lapping isnt about getting the plating off, its about making the surface flat. I dont understand how a block that makes less than perfect contact is more efficient at heat removal. The idea is to get as much contact between the die/IHS and the block with TIMs only purpose to fill the micro scratches that can never be completely remedied. Ive found the EK blocks Ive had over the years to be hit or miss on the definition of flat. Some have been spot on, some have been concave and others convex. First test is put them on a flat surface and give them a spin. If they dont move then they are not convex. Test two lay a straight edge across them. If you see a gap then they are concave.

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