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Old 26th July, 2006, 06:55 PM
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Lap All Blocks?

Ok so I am getting ready to put the blocks on my system.
I have a CPU block , a Chipset Block and 2 Gpu Blocks. I figure I should lap them before I do a leak test, then do the leak test, then attach them to the chips right?

So do I want to lap all of the blocks or just the CPU one?
Also Am I going to want to use Arctic Silver on all of the joints? Or just the cpu and then a ceramic paste on the others?
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I would say going with AS5 on all the blocks as well as lapping them could save you a few degrees.

And I would certainly leak test after the lapping was done, to be sure everything was still good to go!
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Old 26th July, 2006, 07:16 PM
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DO NOT LAP YOUR WATERBLOCKS!!!!!!

Ya don't need to. might get ya 1-2 degrees...not worth the effort, unless you want to attempt at breaking some records....for daily use, just slpa the stuff together in the case, fill it up, and jump pins 4 and 6 on your 24/20-pin PSU connector(from the left of the connector, with the "locking tab" facing up). leave hte power disconnected to video, drives, mobo, etc, and just plug in your pump, and a fan or two, if you like, and leave it sit until tomorrow.

then, get some tissue, and wipe off all the fittings, checking for fluid after wiping eahc one...should help you spot small leaks easier.

Lapping is very easy to screw up...don't take the chance.
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