Originally Posted by Neodude112320
Does it have an noticeable benefits,Temperature wise?
Yes! The IHS of my Q6600 was slightly concave and the copper heatpipes on the base of my cooler were not quite level with the rest of the base. I gained about 5c on my load temps.
But it mostly depends on how flat your CPU's IHS and your HSF's base already is. But even if it is flat, you can still remove the nickel plating so that you can get direct contact with the copper which dissapates heat much better.
And if you're up to it, wet lapping your CPU will give a better finish. I plan on wet lapping my E8400.