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Has anyone ever tried................. ?

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Jan 19, 2001
Using 0000 steel wool as the final step in lapping. I tried and it worked great for me, may have lucky but I a couple more degrees off the temp. I have yet to break 98 degrees since trying it.

P-III 500 at 620
Asus P3VX4
256 PC 100 SDRAM
20 Gig Maxtor 7200
Artic Silver

Love this new Mobo!!!
Looks like it worked well for you. I trust that you made certain that no particles of steel got into your machine.
You bet, I taped everything 9 ways to way down yonder before I started and kept the good stuff on the high side!