Lapping your Heatsink..Lesson 1

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Ive tried lapping my Thermaltake Blue Ord II CPU cooler up to 1200 grit sanding paper and would like to try going higher to get the close to mirror like finish, but cant seem to find a place that sells sanding paper above 1200. Ive tried Mica, Builders Warehouse and a couple of other smaller hardware shops. I stay in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. Does anyone know where i might be able to find 1500+ grit paper????
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That's odd. I use 2000 grit sandpaper, and i have NO trouble finding it anywhere. :|
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Where did you get yours from??
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Like i said, i get it anywhere i look (hardware stores, etc etc)
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Maybe a stupid question, but I suppose you still need to apply thermal paste even after lapping your HS?
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Yes.
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Post by Firestrm_ZA »

lapping works brilliantly did it on my zalman cpu cooler and on my two gpu coolers. temps dropped by 10 degrees after bedding in
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To Bring this up again, why not lap the CPU ?
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Mow wrote:To Bring this up again, why not lap the CPU ?
You're welcome to try it on YOUR CPU ... but it's a bit TOO risky for me, thanks :lol:
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weasel wrote:
Mow wrote:To Bring this up again, why not lap the CPU ?
You're welcome to try it on YOUR CPU ... but it's a bit TOO risky for me, thanks :lol:
:lol: Come on Weasel , give me yours . I'll use the belt sander as a starting point :lol:
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A lot of people lap their CPU's just so you know ;)
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yeah, and I have heard it gives good results.

In fact Ravenlord has lapped his cpu's heat spreader
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Did it just now, only got a 2deg. drop :cry:

Ill have to get a decent cooler now. Gets way too hot during game play.
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did u apply heatgrease?
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chowzen wrote:did u apply heatgrease?
I'm not that stupid :P :lol:
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Fallen wrote:Where did you get yours from??
Try an autobody place? I can't seem to find anything higher than 1200 either :x

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I lapped my thermalright, was mortified at the poor finish. :?

I am using the Zalman paint on thermal grease. I am really impressed with the results :)
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Prime wrote:
Fallen wrote:Where did you get yours from??
Try an autobody place? I can't seem to find anything higher than 1200 either :x
i can get 1200 at a loacl hardware store. called village hardware or somthing
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I did this to my Zalman and E2160@3.6. Temps went down by 4C. However the juice is not worth sqeeze if you plan not to overclock.
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what about the Coolermaster hyper series are they lapped or cheap?
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