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Old November 3, 2009, 08:47 PM
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I have a guess on what it is.. but not completely sure. what does it mean when you lap a block? or a block is lapped?
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Old November 3, 2009, 08:53 PM
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It means: to google, then lick google because it is so yummy and good.
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Old November 3, 2009, 09:00 PM
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Sand down something .
To make it smooth. and sexy.
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CPU Lapping - Google Search

I have lapped a few HS in my day easy as pie just dont press on the HS when your doing it.
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Thank you supergrover and Kayen. I thought that is what it was. I just wanted to double check and make sure. Diddnt want to start sanding down my blocks only to find out that lapping was something completely diffrent.
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IMHO, lapping a high end coolers will give very little improvements given that they are usually have a decent stock finish. Too much effort to too little gain.
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When you go to a strip bar a dancer gives you a LAP DANCE. Then you've been LAPPED.....
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pointless .imho
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High end coolers do usually have a good finish but that not always guaranteed. Check it by holding a razor to it and hold it up to a light to look for any light creeping under to check for flatness. The IHS on cpu's is another story, they can be pretty far from flat.
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High end coolers do usually have a good finish but that not always guaranteed. Check it by holding a razor to it and hold it up to a light to look for any light creeping under to check for flatness. The IHS on cpu's is another story, they can be pretty far from flat.
+1. Its usually the CPU that needs lapping far more than the HSF.

Found a nice pic to demonstrate (google image search = win!):


See how the edges after step 3 (lower left pic) are still untouched after the lapping has already started? this means that the center of the CPU had a "high spot" as compared to the corners. Lapping will increase the contact area and reduce the amount of TIM you need between it and your HSF.

slightly OT: I like how this user drew an "X" on the HSF to be able to easily spot the high/low spots. Cool.
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