Gaming Lapping a CPU voids the warrenty?

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I have a Q6600 G0 and the freaking surface is really uneven... I want to lap it with mirror fine sandpapers. However, that means the text on top of the CPU will be sanded off and obviously, you can see I have messed with it. I wonder if this voids the 1 year Intel warranty.
 

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If you even breath on a computer nowadays it will void the warranty...

But really how would taking a piece of sandpaper to a high dollar chip not void the warenty?
 

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Newer processors I believe are covered for overclockability. Heck, the manufacturers usually provide the tools to overclock. A lot of the processors especially the higher-end ones are targeted directly at the overclocking crowd.

Lapping is physically modifying the processor, which I'm 100% sure will void the warranty. If the case is that the actual surface on the processor is messed up and not the heatsink then it could be possible to call the warranty on it and get a replacement, since incorrect contact could cause unusual or even hazardous problems.
 

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Well I guess it'd be more advisable on a cheaper processor.

Quite a lot of people lap the heatsink since it's not too much of a waste if it goes bad and use thermal paste
 

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To be fair, lapping it would only give you a 5°c different. Wouldn't seem worth it imo. What is your current temperature / heatsink?
 

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slayerspud said:
To be fair, lapping it would only give you a 5°c different. Wouldn't seem worth it imo. What is your current temperature / heatsink?
I haven't installed the new heat sink yet. My current one gives me around 44 per averge core when I am in windows.
 
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