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Modding CPU Lapping: Still worth it?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by NoobNeb, 9 May 2018.

  1. NoobNeb

    NoobNeb Enthusiastic Lurker

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    I seem to remember lapping was much more common about 5 years ago, in the project logs here anyway, what are people's thoughts on it these days?

    Got a 2600k in my main rig hoping to put it under water and do a bit of work on over the summer

    Gamers Nexus lappped a new APU recently to compare to the aftermarket IHS Rockit Cool are selling and came to the conclusion that the cost in sandpaper was greater than the temp drop and for the APU the best thing to do was delid and remove the seal that adds z height
     
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Not worth it. You also cannot delid your CPU as that’s soldered to the chip. Sandy was the last soldered generation for Intel.
     
  3. NoobNeb

    NoobNeb Enthusiastic Lurker

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    Yeah knew I wouldn't be delidding cause of the solder on mine, was just wondering what kind of temp drop people got back then or if anyone still running them
     
  4. cobalt6700

    cobalt6700 Active Member

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    Many moons ago I lapped my QX6800 and a D-tek Fuzion with a proper lapping table (the block and the CPU pretty much stuck to each other) and managed to drop a few degrees off my temps.

    Was it cool: yeah, was it worth it: not really, but it was cool :)

    I think if you had a top chip and you were pushing for a result then yeah.
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    It was more of an issue back then. Now, the thermal paste and air gap is the biggest issue of all.
     
  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I would rather get one of those all copper IHS and lap that.
     
  7. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    They are all copper under the nickel. xD
     
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    As my 2600K demonstrated -


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    That level of finish took many hours.
     
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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    That’s a damn fine job, Paul! :D
     
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  10. cobalt6700

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    I feel you 23RO ;)

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  11. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I bet all of that work didn’t even save a degree. XD
     
  12. cobalt6700

    cobalt6700 Active Member

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    Found a pic of the D-Tek too:

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    And MadDutchDude ;)

     
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    Cheers Brendan, lapping it like that allowed me to run that beaut at 5.1GHz back in the day ;)

    It made the sore finger tips worthwhile :rolleyes: :p
     

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