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Old 01-23-2007, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does it help to lap a heatsink when using AS5

I just ordered some AS5, but while im waiting here, i feel the need to lap my heatsink. Would laping it help even if im using AS5 since the AS5 will just fill in the gaps?

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Old 01-24-2007, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lapping the heatsink is always good. There's always going to be a space between the CPU and the heatsink, lapping the heatsink just lessenes the space between the two and conducts heat better. Happy lapping!


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be careful to apply equal pressure to the hs while lapping!!! if it gets lopsided, ur worse off than when u started. also start with larger grit and work your way to like 1000grit... i would recommend 5 micron polishing liquid and a paper disk for the final step... sweeeet
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the smoother the lapping the less AS5
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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