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What kind of sandpaper is needed to lab HSF?

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SuperKen

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Feb 25, 2001
Sepcifically what grit?

I had somebody tell me to start out a 400 and move my way up to 800-1000. But when I went to Home Depot, they said the finest sandpaper they had was 400 grit?
Is that tru, and if so is 400 grit fine enough to lab my HSF??

Thanks.
 

Tim-

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Try an auto parts store, or auto paint outlet. To get a fine finish you need 600-1200 grit (any will do, but finer gives a better finish) With 1000 or 1200 you end up with a pretty mirror like finish. That's the object- not to remove metal, but to true it up to flat and make it smooth. Use a flat surface or piece of glass under the sandpaper when you do it.
 

Mr B

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Tim- (Feb 25, 2001 04:01 p.m.):
Try an auto parts store, or auto paint outlet. To get a fine finish you need 600-1200 grit (any will do, but finer gives a better finish) With 1000 or 1200 you end up with a pretty mirror like finish. That's the object- not to remove metal, but to true it up to flat and make it smooth. Use a flat surface or piece of glass under the sandpaper when you do it.

True, true....

I did mine that way. 600, 1200, then 1500 on the sink. 1500 ONLY on the cpu. (Be gentle on that chip. You DO NOT want to sand a lot, and DO NOT want to see copper!) USE Arctic Silver! Best stuff goin'!

There's an auction on e-BAY right now for the Arctic Silver II, $8.00 for a 3 gram tube, with free shipping. I got a tube of the small contact Arctic silver from this guy. Shipped out quick, too. The Auction is in the "Computers-Desktop Components-Heatsink/Fans" listings.

My cC0 600 Celeron/Gorb is running at 1045MHz, 2.05v, with temps of 28c idle, 38c load.

Wet/dry sandpaper from the local autobody shop or supply store. Works wonders...............

Mr B
 

Shadow ÒÓ

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Thanks Mr B

Quote: There's an auction on e-BAY right now for the Arctic Silver II, $8.00 for a 3 gram tube, with free shipping. I got a tube of the small contact Arctic silver from this guy. Shipped out quick, too. The Auction is in the "Computers-Desktop Components-Heatsink/Fans" listings.

I went and bought some =)

here's the link in case anyone is interested.