Yeah, the value will be decreased greatly because that's not technically what a lot of people want. Sure, a lot of us on here want the best performance, so lapping it will help, but for resale, it most likely will turn a few heads away because a lot of people are looking for a dual-core CPU, and a lot will not understand what lapping is, or even want it lapped.
Depends how well you lapped it...if you did a superb job and it was flat as could be, I would rather have the lapped version. But, people who know what lapping is and its benefits are a very small percentage of the PC using population, so most people would rather have an untouched CPU.
Jason also makes a good point...I would really have to trust you!
Man thats a bummer, and here I was thinking of how much cooler my temps might be if I did it.. Oh well =/
I know whenever I do decide to sell my Q9550, it would be sold on OCN. For me I wouldn't mind buying a lapped CPU at all, and I wouldn't even worry/think about if it was the right cpu.. Maybe I am just to trusting when it comes to buying off OCN (although I have never had a reason not to be
Well thanks to everyone answering my question so quickly.. Seems the general consensus is that it would either be worth less or harder to sell... So no lapping for me =/
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