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    I've been reading all the "how too's" I can find about lapping A heatsink for the CPU, but is it dangerous to lap the CPU (P4) too? Will it cause damage to the CPU, or is it a good idea to do both?

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    Since the P4 uses a heat spreader, you might be able to pull off a lapping of the processor, but I wouldn't want to bet the farm on it working. Besides, between the new finish of the base of the heatsink and a good application of a quality interface material, you should see improved results.
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    Been a bit since I've seen a lapping discussion.

    Lapping will only harm a CPU if done improperly.

    That said, I really don't think there is much to be gained from lapping a P4. As long as you keep it below the throttling point you should be good to go. (throttling occurs at or about 74° C)

    Unless you are going to get quite Extreme with it, it probably won't gain you much of a noticable improvement. A high quality heatsink and good airflow should take you a long way in itself.
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    cool, thanks.

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    Sorry too say this might just qualify as crack head
    ideology.......best to leave PCU core as is...........and
    where preytell did ja get your Avatar....as it is the
    official emblem of The Church of New Songs, of which
    i am a Sealed Revelation Minister........we copped it
    from trip to Hymalaya's off a Napalese Dhali Lama
    poster...............:eek: : peace2:
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    Some cheap ass case I found for $30
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    Thank's i guess i should be more specific when phrasing
    my question as was not inquiring as to the definition
    of Mantra/Tibetan breath of universal energy refered to
    commonly as God..........was being far more literal, as in
    where exactly you found the animation of same said
    A........uuuuu...mmmmmmm. i actually have some rare
    film footage with awesome{in it's true god inspired meaning}
    audio of the Tibetan Monks doing theire hourly morning
    sunrise prayer in the form of Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    in every possible human vocal octave tone, that is entirely capable of age-ing ones soul to antiquity with the most
    impressive of spiritual at-one-ment psychologically imaginable.
    :eek: :tears: : peace2:
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    Here is a "great" CPU lapping guide, I've posted this before, but it's worth seeing again.

    And just cover my @'s here, but if any is actually nutty enough to do this it's not my problem.

    Random theoretical question here, but if it was possible to manufacture a P4 with a heatspreader that had a serrated top and had a heat sink with a matching serration, would this improve surface contact and cooling by a bit?

    Is this just something that is impossible to do on a large scale or am I being stupid again.

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    dryadsoul - I just googled for AUM and surfed around until I found one I liked. I can't remember exactly where I found it.

    I would LOVE to get a copy of that footage, or at least the sound file if it's on your computer.


    Smokey theBalrog - That article is great! first time I've seen it. (n00b):rofl: I'm about to give it a try!
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    Check out the rest of www.rabidhardware.net humor articles you'll be on the floor. :D

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