actually in all reality - going higher than 800 makes almost no difference - or i should say that the difference is negligibleI34z1k wrote:Going up to 8 thousand you would make it a dam mirror. It will help, a bit, but in my opinion is not worth all that effort.
the 1000 and 1200 and 2000 grit is all redundant - ive lapped a few heatsinks and waterblocks in my time (written a few guides on those in websites too) and its already been researched that above 800 grit is a bit of a waste - and only enhances the look and not the functionality
to use the waterpaper in the proper manner and getting the base flat is more important than going to a mirror finish - since if the base is rough but flat the thermal interface material (ie thermal compound) will fill in the gaps ....... that is what its there for
yes sir - reading the warranty terms is all very well - it tells you what is applicable in terms of the warranty and what isnt - but how many cpu's or any other items have you RMA'edHe is right. It does void the warranty. If the supplier does not ask questions, you are lucky. If they do, you are unlucky and will not have your cpu exchanged.
Standard practice is that it must be installed by a certified techie. Also, the cpu label must be in the inside of the box. To prove that it was purchased for that box (and removing it defaces the label) and is not allowed to be used in another box.
Same as the Windows label on the side of the box. Lately you are allowed to install the windows on another machine if the previous machine has been formatted, recycled or had the OS removed. Only problem with that is that you are not legally permitted to remove the label from the side of the box. So if you install the OS on another machine, you are not allowed to move the label - which makes it an illegal copy (without the label).
heres a small tip
doing things in practice and reading about them in a warranty booklet is two different things
also about the windows - if you have the OEM version you cannot install it onto another machine - even if you remove it from the first - you need the retail version to do that - read the EULA again properly - and its not only "lately" that the terms of the EULA apply - its been like this forever - methinks you shouldnt be clicking on the "i agree" when installing windows if you dont know what you are agreeing to