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Walk Through : Lapping Your HSF

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This should be stickied! Where has d44ve been?! I miss that ol' clown. :toast:
 

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This should be stickied! Where has d44ve been?! I miss that ol' clown. :toast:

Agreed and was wondering the same thing. He was last here 02-05-08 but hasn't posted in a couple of months.
 

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My idle temp came down from the mid 40s to 36 after lapping.
 
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#29
My idle temp came down from the mid 40s to 36 after lapping.
it should not make that much difference.. only if the two surfaces being lapped aint flat to start with or something else was wrong..

having said that it does seem intel dont try tooo hard to get their current cpu packages flat.. :)

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Good stuff here, bump+1 and sticky icky request!
 

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I'm getting a Tuniq Tower in a couple days. I've never lapped a heatsink before, and I don't really feel like it, but hopefully it'll be pretty smooth. Apparently they tend to be a little convex towards the center.
 
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#32
I lapped Thermaltake V1 two weeks ago, used 260-380-500-800-1200-2000 sandpapers and cheap polish solution, the results were pretty good, lowering the rpm's idle just downgraded 1ºC-3ºC, maybe the airflow ... i thought "what a mess", but since i've started Videora iPod converter and encode one video, WOW, 5º-7ºC less in every CPU constantly and with more Vcore :)

Now i'm on water so if anyone is interested in a Thermaltake V1 lapped 4 weeks used PM me :laugh:

The final result of lapping:



ps: sorry about the quality, though it's a macro of Quickcam 9000 pro -carl zeiss- just let me make the photo on HD -video- mode, strange anyway
 
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I partially lapped my cpu and used some ceramique, dropped 5 degrees automatically! Super easy process and totally worth doing.
 
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#34
I'm going to lap my cpu and hsf soon and I'm starting at 800 and ending with 1500, is 1500 good or should i go to 2,000?

The main reason is my cpu is very concave in shape, and my zamlan is almost flat, im looking to see a 5c drop maby more.
 

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bump for a great read
 
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wow, this is still around?
 
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he's back!
 

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Maybe his avatar gives a reason why he was away?:laugh:
 
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Welcome back d44ve! :toast:
 
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Holy hell man! Glad to see you back.

:toast:

I just had 5 shots of rum. Wanna hit 5 more with me?
 

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How are you supposed to lap a 775 push pin based cooler? You cant take the pins off, so you cant get level. I would like to lap my Freezer Pro 7, but cant.
 

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How are you supposed to lap a 775 push pin based cooler? You cant take the pins off, so you cant get level. I would like to lap my Freezer Pro 7, but cant.
Take some pictures of it.... let me think about it for a bit. I am sure we can do this
 
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#49
Good info, and yes it almost is a nights work to do a CPU and HS/F right.



I used it to lap my 3800 X2 and the heatsink on my glass breakfast table. the wife freaked about the low odor (yeah right) mineral spirits and me sanding on the table but it worked well, and she even sat and watched for a few minutes and was impressed with how well it worked, and of course how shiny it was. I used mothers aluminum wheel polish and the back side of a worn piece of sandpaper to finish them both. After a application and pull of I found that there was still a bit more TIM left than I wanted, so I went back and added a minor convex edge to both the Arctic Cooler and the CPU and that allowed almost a perfect fit.
 
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#50
wow, I'm bookmarking this. I love how simple and to-the-point this guide is. Now if only I had sand paper (or money) :laugh: