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Old September 14, 2008, 03:56 AM
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Wow, what better is there than open air? (Having to do with air cooling though)
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Old September 14, 2008, 07:08 AM
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Great thread, and lots of pictures... I like lots of pictures
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Yeah Boldeagle very informative, and thanks for the links on how you did the mods. Gr8
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If anything it was lapping the cpu and zalman down which helped with your cpu temp as well as proper or better TIM material.
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If anything it was lapping the cpu and zalman down which helped with your cpu temp as well as proper or better TIM material.
Thanks buddy, the Zalman had a very nice finish already as can be seen but CPU lapping did make a significant difference. Very nice to get the Vid Card out in the open and imho this has made the greatest overall difference, removing the thermal backwash!
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Great post !

Good pics too .

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I want to clarify something as far as lapping goes , forgive me if you know this , but I need to make sure.

'Surface Finish' is only a 'by-product' of lapping , it's really irrelevant if the lapping is done correctly.That's what thermal compound is for.

Lapping is a procedure to produce a Flat surfaces and/or mating surfaces.....'Flat' increases contact area , therefore cooling ability.

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Great post !

Good pics too .

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I want to clarify something as far as lapping goes , forgive me if you know this , but I need to make sure.

'Surface Finish' is only a 'by-product' of lapping , it's really irrelevant if the lapping is done correctly.That's what thermal compound is for.

Lapping is a procedure to produce a Flat surfaces and/or mating surfaces.....'Flat' increases contact area , therefore cooling ability.

Your thinking is spot on but more importantly the procedure I follow is about "exposing" the cooper element (removing the tin layer) and reducing the thickness of the IHS of the CPU which produces a greater thermal conductivity and thus "heat exchange" potential awhile creating a Flat Surface. Shiny surfaces are for girls and will produce negligible and insignificant differences tending towards the point of "diminishing returns". The TIM will fill in the voids.
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Wow, what better is there than open air? (Having to do with air cooling though)
I'm getting temp ranges "almost" comparable to water (which I'm avoiding altogether as phase or cascade is the next objective). Have a look at a fellow aussies build from an OC meet I organised :

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...1/IMG_0114.jpg

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I like the open style case you have there ... good job
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Naturally the HS array had to come off for inspection and application of a quality TIM. I was very impressed to note that the HS array had "weight" to it and it certainly wasn't a painted look-a-like cooper, it weighed at least 0.5Kg on our electronic bathroom scales (they will only goto 0.xKg so they were a bit coarse to get an accurate measurement). The NB passive cooler is also cooper and they boast an upto 30% increased cooling potential. Test will be conducted with and without this system to see if any differences can be found.
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