Here i will show you how to lap a socket 1366 Cpu.
â€œCPU lapping is the sanding of the headspreader (HS) to remove imperfections
and to try and get the HS to be as flat as possible
so that there is optimal contact with your cooler.â€
In some cases your cpu temperature will go down up to 9 degrees Â°C !
All you need is :
- A set of sandpaper.
- A mirror or piece of glass. (has to be really flat)
- A wet towel to clean your hands and mirror/glass a few times.
- A lot of patience.
Lets start !
Maybe you can find the old protection plate of your cpu.
Else you can also protect the backside of the cpu with some tape.
Some people tape the sandpaper to the mirror, but if you do it the right way you donâ€™t have to.
Just go from left to right on the paper.
Donâ€™t press on the cpu, just use the weight of your hand.
Every 2 minutes turn the cpu 90Â° clockwise.
When i start with the first paper, i always go on till the HS has lost itâ€™s iron/silver color.
After that the real polishing part already starts.
30 seconds @ P400
5 Minutes P400 - Total 5 Minutes
You can see this HS isnâ€™t flat at all.
5 Minutes P400 - Total 10 Minutes
10 Minutes P400 - Total 20 Minutes
10 Minutes P400 - Total 30 Minutes
15 Minutes P400 - Total 45 Minutes
As you can see the HS has lost all its silver color.
Its completely flat now.
We can now go on to the polishing.
10 Minutes P600 - Total 55 Minutes
10 Minutes P800 - Total 1 hours en 5 Minutes
10 Minutes P1000 - Total 1 hours en 15 Minutes
You can see its already starting to work as a mirror.
10 Minutes P1500 - Total 1 hours en 25 Minutes
15 Minutes P2000 - Total 1 hours en 40 Minutes
Now we need to change our strategy.
First of all clean the mirror and the cpu.
This is because the old copper particles can ruin your polish job by rubbing them into the HS.
Now you donâ€™t go from left to right with the cpu.
Just move in a circle for 2 minutes and then turn the cpu 90Â° clockwise again.
15 Minutes withP2000
â€“ Total 1 hours en 40 Minutes
20 Minutes P2500 - Total 2 hours
Isnâ€™t she lovely ?
Pictures are clickable for full resolution.
Got sore fingers but â€¦
As you can see, quite an improvement in temperatures
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