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SOLVED Maze2 question

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Mark

Guest
I just received my Maze2 water block from Danger Den and have one quick question. On the water block, there are a spots on the finish and I need to know what to use to polish this water block. My main concern is polishing the bottom of the block with something that will degrade the thermal transfer ability of this water block. How have you polished your Copper water block and do you treat the bottom of the block differently that the top/sides? Thanks, Mark.
 

JaY_III

Senior of BX
Joined
Dec 17, 2000
what i belive you are refering to is called lapping.
that is making the side that comes in contact with the CPU core very smooth and flat for maximum contact.

How do you do it? Well i recomend going to the main page here and read a how-to article, but you only need to lap th side that come sin contact with the core.

The quick howto....
something you are 100% sure is falt ex:small peice of glass
get 400 Grit sandpaper wrap aroudnd the glass and smoth the side (of waterblock) that is going to touch the cpu core
then move onto 800 grit paper
then 1200 (some stop here)
then 2000 (most stop here)
if you really want a higher grit ofsandpaper.

the higher the grit, the more fine the finish will be.

But do read up on this before try as you want to make sure you have done it correctly.
 
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William

Guest
generally a DD block does not need to be lapped at all. But jay's quick and dirty instructions are right.
 

Colin

Arctic Silver Senior
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
Your block was lapped with 600 grit before it left Danger Den. Don't use anything under 600 grit.
 

RJ

Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2001
Location
Michigan ,USA
William (Jul 02, 2001 06:10 p.m.):
generally a DD block does not need to be lapped at all. But jay's quick and dirty instructions are right.



My Maze 2 was warped big time and I had to lap it in.So I would check it anyway.