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Old May 23, 2009, 09:35 AM
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I've got a "stuck" e8400..no lower than 36c.
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Old May 23, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by rjbarker View Post
Same Temps without lapping...Zalman 9700.....I'm certainly not a fan of the benefits of Lapping in most cases..the extra (or in some cases as mine vs the above quote no benefits), isn't worth the risk.
i have never lapped a cpu and dont plan on it, its flat enough that it wouldn't make much of a difference. i only lapped my true, both my true's absolutely needed to be lapped imo, the curve in it before lapping was so extreme it only made contact with about 1/4 of the processor if that.

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Old May 23, 2009, 01:58 PM
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The lap I did on this CPU was pretty nessesary, there was a nice concave in the middle, like I said it lowered the temps pretty signifigantly, and considering the CPU is off warranty and it only takes 45 minutes of sanding to lap it I wouldnt say it was much of a risk. my xiggy on the other hand is pretty much flat, lapping it would do no good.
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