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    SciManAl's Avatar Hardware guy
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    Ok poeple, how important is it do ya think that the surface of a heatsink is mirror smooth? it it worth thr 5 bucks it will cost me to get the 2000 grit and up sandpaper?? just wondering...

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    Unless the surface is obviously rough then, in my opinion, you won't get $5 worth of benifit from doing it. Just use a good thermal paste like Arctic Silver.

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    SciManAl's Avatar Hardware guy
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    ok, i have arctic silver, the surface is not rough, as much as i would say it was a solid cast no major scratches, but looked like it never touched a bit of sandpaper, not reflective...

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    bob_the_alien's Avatar Bob The Alien
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    I don't know, I look at it from a different perspective, it could increase the heat taken off the processor, and its only 5 bucks, so why not do it.
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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    It certainly won't hurt and you only have to do it once, so why not?

    Just make sure that it is spotlessly clean before you install it.
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    SciManAl's Avatar Hardware guy
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    coolio i think i will drop by the hardware store then... my block is suposed to be rated at .24 thermall resistence (i forgot the measurement thingy), but i don't feel it is getting there..., thanks guys!

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