Quote Originally Posted by graysky
@nater - your temps are very good for an air cooled machine... must be lapped?

No, actually it wasn't. I figured I just had a pretty good IHS...until I lapped it last week. The thing was seriously uneven. My Tuniq was lapped, but I don't see what difference that could make if the heat spreader itself is bumpy. The final result with air cooling was 3.51GHz @ 1.3975v. I could get it to POST and boot Windows at 3.6GHz, but I couldn't make it completely stable. Maybe with more vcore...but that's what the water setup is for.

I'm about done with the water cooling loop. It's taking forever because I'm using a lot of parts that you don't find in online PC retailers.