CPU Lapping - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-18-2004, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 217
Send a message via AIM to D4RK GR4YL3N
Default CPU Lapping

I just finished lapping my heatsink, but the temp differences were much less than I was hoping for. Is it possible to easily lap the actual processor without damaging it? And will I see much performance increase?
__________________

__________________
Athlon 64 @ 2.3 ghz
Chaintech mobo
9800 Pro
1 gig RAM
2x 160 gig sata
Audigy 2 zs
dvd/cdrw
D4RK GR4YL3N is offline  
Old 09-19-2004, 04:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 670
Default

what is lapping exactly, is it something like making the Heatsink base perfectly flat to remove and imperfections?
__________________

__________________
<img src=\"http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/HAVOC2k5/Sempron_Userbar.png\">
Raekwon is offline  
Old 09-19-2004, 05:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

yes raekwon....just did it to my SLK-900A today actually You start with a somewhat coarse grit of sand paper depending on how bad the current heatsink base already is....then you steadily sand it on a piece of glass so its perfectly flat and to that for about 5-10 mins per grit of sandpaper and then move up to the next grit until you hit 2000..... at www.easypckits.com he has a premium kit with the glass 10,000 grit polish and micron sandpapers. Real nice guy runs the site too. I've never lapped the actual CPU core and I don't think I'll be trying that....the idea just scares me.
Nubius is offline  
Old 09-19-2004, 06:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 670
Default

ok, thanks heaps that will be a good idea for when i do my build i think, depending on how good the surface of the Heatsink is of course
__________________
<img src=\"http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/HAVOC2k5/Sempron_Userbar.png\">
Raekwon is offline  
Old 09-19-2004, 06:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 670
Default

wow! this site is great! my brother might like some of the stuff for his tools, he does wood working stuff, and is really really good at it, i think i posted the speaker boxes he made here a while ago... thanks again nubius!!
__________________
<img src=\"http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/HAVOC2k5/Sempron_Userbar.png\">
Raekwon is offline  
Old 09-19-2004, 06:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

yeah no problem. His site might not look fancy but he has good prices, he gives you a personal e-mail not automated...he was a real nice guy and usually sends a little gesture of 'thanks' for buying from him like some zipties or something of that sort....not guaranteeing but he gave me some zipties..he forgot to send me the 1500 grit and I asked him about it and he just sent me a whole new premium kit with the 10,000 grit polish! I didn't even get the premium kit cause that has microns...I got just the regular kit so that was co0 of him. Good stuff
__________________

Nubius is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.