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Old 10-02-2008, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i just got all my parts in for my build and awaiting my case. I have a Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks and a Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops . I was also going to try and oc it as well.. I heard that lapping allows for better heat transfer and overall lower cpu temps, but with the HDT heatsink, should I still lap my cpu and if so what grades of sandpaper do you recommend and where can I find them.
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Lapping is always recommended for maximum heat transfer. The grades I use are usually in the order of: 300 -> 800 -> 2000. The lower the number the more coarse the grit is. The 300 is to really grind the original surface off. Then the other 2 levels are just to gradually turn it into a smooth mirror finish. You can find those grades of sandpaper at pretty much any Home Depot or similar store or a small hobby shop you may have around your area.
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also at auto stores, i got a combo pack of 400 800 1000 and 1200 for like $10 at autozone
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if you lap your cpu its going to be tougher to sell. Just something to think about before doing it
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if you lap your cpu its going to be tougher to sell. Just something to think about before doing it
lappign could sometimes be a selling point. if youve done a good job.
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only to enthusiast. I personally don't care. As long as it oc's well.

edit: Dont make two threads w/ the same question
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Sorry, It was going to go to another question but here is the original thread CPU and Heatsink Lapping Question
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