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Lapping a heatsink

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Waymon3X6, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    I have been poking around watching videos and reading some guides, and had some questions that they didn't answer that maybe you guys could help me out with. I have a couple items I would like to lap. First of all, is it really worth the effort? I see you need at least 30 minutes for each item, and I have 4... I would like to lap a Apogee water block, 2x Swiftech VGA water blocks and the north bridge water block on the ASUS maximus se.

    The question I have are do you have to lap the cpu also? I purchased a Q6600 G0, and dont want to screw it up...

    Also, is it really worth it? The guides I read said I would see a 3-5C temperature drop, which is a pretty good amount.

    If you guys could help, it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    I wouldn't bother lapping the CPU, sounds a bit risky. Go nuts with the waterblocks though, assuming they do actually have problems. The only time I've ever heard of lapping yielding significant benefits is with Thermalright heatsinks.
     
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    oh ok. I just didnt feal like spending 2+ hours lapping heatsinks if it doesnt make that much of a difference.

    I just hope that the swiftech h20-220 will cool 2 3870s, a overclocked quad core and the northbridge pretty well.
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    It should, as long as you've got a good radiator (so no blackice rubbish)
     
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    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    Its a MCR-220.

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    EDIT: And by the way, the cooling that comes with it says to mix it with purified water. Is this regular or distilled water?
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    Distilled. Always distilled water.
    To be fair, I wouldn't even risk that. Adding any form water to coolant means you risk making it conductive. If it's conductive, leak=dead PC.
     
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    oh yeah, good point! I dont have the system yet, I just read that part on a review so I hope the instrutions recommend something else.

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    I can see that it says "mix with distilled water". Hmm, guess I will have to go out and buy some of that...
     
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    If I were you, I wouldn't bother using concentrate coolers. It's safer to buy premixed stuff, like Feser One.
     

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