Originally Posted by breathemetal
Looks nice =]
BTW. What the hell is lapping? I hear it all the time. Never done it though.
The idea is to flatten the cooler and cpu thus maximising the contact and hence better heat transfer. This is achieved by sandpaper on a very flat surface (piece of glass) and using harsh grit then down to very fine sandpaper (hence the shiny result, although not that necessary).
Some people report an average of 5 deg C drop in CPU temps. (I was too impatient to test and went ahead anyway!)