Lapped PII 960T + lapped Zalman 12x
Why 100W processor such monstro-cooler?
Its unlocked AND overclocked 27%, the TDP will be much higher than 100 watts.
Someday I'll get a multi meter and know for sure.
Not heard of 'lapping' before :S is this basically polishing up the joints between the CPU and heatsink? (do you use HSP between them as well?)
Yup. The main goal here is to make the contact areas as flat as possible.http://youtu.be/GpD4wmB79hs
What is HSP ?
Not bad at all considering I went straight to the 2000 grit after I ran out of the 600s. lol
Not bad at all.
Although you'd achieve an even smoother surface using at least 800 and 1200 before the 2000 and polishing with a soft cloth + water after that.
We used also a paste I can't remember the name and an reactor and sealant (not necessary here, I guess) afterwards.
I avoided that potential problem by letting the fine dust, created by the 600 grit, do it for me. eg. I used little/no downward pressure after the nickel plating was completely gone.