The CPU & Heatsink Lapping Guide

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Dashken, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Reducing the CPU temperature has always involved newer, larger heatsinks with ever more powerful fans. All of that mean extra costs. But what if you could have better cooling without the extra cost?

    For only $20 in sandpaper, you could reduce your CPU core temperature by 15%! So, join graysky as he shows you how to lap your CPU heatspreader and heatsink for a much better thermal contact and better cooling performance.

    Here's a quote from the guide :-

    Link : The CPU & Heatsink Lapping Guide
  2. graysky

    graysky ARP Reviewer

    Cool... nearly 20,000 views. Was anyone inspired to try lapping based on this article?
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    I'm really tempted, but I haven't found the time to even repair the C2D system... It's still dead. :wall:
  4. graysky

    graysky ARP Reviewer

    ...dunno if lapping it will bring it back from the dead :p
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hehe.. I don't think it's the CPU now. I tried it with a different CPU... and graphics card. Still no go. I just stripped it out of the case. Will be testing the parts one at a time until I find the cause.
  6. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    It's very unlikely to kill a CPU. I have a spare motherboard, you might wanna try.
  7. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    I have one here too. Going to have to try them one at a time. :wall:
  8. BassKozz

    BassKozz Newbie

    Does this void CPU and/or HS warranty's ?
  9. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

  10. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Interesting I have never tried it though :)
  11. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    Why so concerned about a HSF warranty, of all things...if it so happens that the fan dies, you replace it. Simple :lol:
    Nothing else about it is going to wear out.
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hehe.. I think his biggest worry is voiding the CPU warranty. Then again, CPUs rarely die.... unless you mess around with it. :mrgreen:
  13. megamario3

    megamario3 Newbie

    what is exactly the purpose of using a piece of glass?
  14. zy

    zy Staff Member

    To make sure you are sanding on a really flat surface ;)

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