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I'm really considering removing my IHS to get that small temp drop, and will go looking for that razor I need to do this.<br><br>
However, I'm just worried about putting my heatsink back on. It's a <a href="http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/art_thermalright-xp-120-du-120mm-pour-v/000000012024.jpg" target="_blank">XP-120</a>, with 4 stiff clips which need to be attached to the mount on the board. Now, to stop the sink springing off when 1 clip is on, I press down on the sink.<br><br>
I press down even more when getting the last clip on. Could all this pressing down kill the exposed core?
 

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<a href="http://www.overclock.net/1403328-post28.html" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/1403328-post28.html</a><br><br>
XP-120 pretty much works the same way...<br><br>
you'll definately have to be more carefull attaching the heatsink...<br><br>
hold the H/S level with one hand trying not to move it around....<br><br>
when you fasten the clips...do the opposite corners first...<br><br>
I start with the hardest corner first...for me thats the top-left with the board facing up....then I fasten the lower-right then top-right and finally the lower left...<br><br>
Also you prooly wont need any bumpers unless you dont trust yourself...<br><br>
the main thing is hold the sink squarely while seating the clips...you dont need to use accessive force to hold it in place...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> hth's
 

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Thanks for that link. That placement of the 2 washers is rather ingenious, to make up for the gap difference.<br />
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I plan on lapping my heatsink at the same time, and have got some 1500grit, 2000grit, and 2500grit paper, DEAD cheap, off ebay. I'm just wondering if its worth buying <a href="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ultrakit-Pro-Heatsink-Lapping-Kit_W0QQitemZ170045231791QQihZ007QQcategoryZ101193QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">this</a> kit (containing only 400, 600 and 800grits)? If not, anyone know any UK shops (internet or high-street) where I can get ranges of sandpaper to get me up to 1500grit?
 
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