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Old 12-09-2007, 05:01 PM   #11
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i might try it with an old cpu
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:16 PM   #12
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or your brothers
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Lol. Try it with your old one if you want, it is very hard to damage anything, the only thing you have to lose is a couple degrees of your temps
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:18 PM   #14
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Still got scratches all over it
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:49 PM   #15
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Go to the hardware store, get 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 etc grit sandpaper, then tape the sandpaper to a flat surface
I really think that unless you're using "raw" materials for the heatsink you won't need to go as low as 400 grit, 600 should be plenty for a market released product, for a flat surface a piece of glass is recommended.



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When you are done, the CPU should be mirror finished, free of any grooves and gaps.
There is some debate about this, the actual goal is a flat surface, there are two schools of thought here with regard to a mirror finish, I subscribe to the "flat rather than mirror" school as it has been suggested that a completely flat mirror finish has nothing for the paste to "stick" to. A personal call I guess.

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