Just spent 4 hours lapping my Q6600 and S1283, and......

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It was worth the time and effort, seriously. I had been pondering water cooling for about 2 weeks now, and had been reading up on lapping and doing my research. Thanks to all the people on these forums that have provided pictures, details, numbers, and just the general layout of the whole lapping process. Unfortunately I took no pictures, wish I had now :(

I picked up some all purpose 220, and wetordry 400, 600, 1000, and 1500, went in that order of course.

I used regular tap water and just 3-5 drops of Dawn dish soap for the wetordry paper, in a little Dixie paper cup, filled about 3/4th up. Just poured a little on, spread it out with my fingers and taped it with the towel, I saw a few people say to not leave puddles but I actually did, it was windy outside (couldnt do it inside, the piece of glass I had was too big) and the water was evaporating/absorbing way to fast. Anyways it caused no issues.

My proc is OC'ed to 3.2ghz, voltage is 1.28. These were the average temps before the lapping....

Idle
Core 0 - 42c
Core 1 - 41c
Core 2 - 37c
Core 3 - 38c

Full load Prime95 SmallFTT's after 1 hour
Core 0 - 68c
Core 1 - 68c
Core 2 - 62c
Core 3 - 63c

Now after the lapping of the Processor and the Xiggy S1283....

Idle
Core 0 - 33c
Core 1 - 32c
Core 2 - 29c
Core 3 - 31c

Ive yet to test this under full load, but you can clearly see the difference, 9c/9c/8c/7c. Its not balanced across all 4 cores but it is definetly alot tighter than it was before, and a hell of a lot lower. I use OCZ Freeze for the paste, never had much luck with AS5, personaly think its overrated.

**EDIT** Started running prime95 while typing this earlier, right now temps are.....

Core 0 - 55c
Core 1 - 55c
Core 2 - 52c
Core 3 - 53c

Big different from the high 60s before the lap.


 

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Thanks. Yea im gonna try to see how high I can go on 1.28 voltage then go from there. Its odd that its stable at this voltage and speed considering the VID is 1.3.