most likely it does need lapped.. not all need lapped, but from what I've seen and personal experience it will need lapped to achieve maximum performance, BUT if you're not OCing then 'out-of-the-box' will be fineDoes the TRUE need to be lapped?
How does it cool so well eventhough there is NO fan?
Is that using coretemp or the motherboards program? Everyone should be using coretemp if they are gonna compare temps.In All seriousness, my Q6600 OC'ed to 3.2 idles at 38 degrees and goes up to about 50 degrees full load. WITH the AC Freezer 7 Pro.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2199Well everybody, I appreciate all the comments. I decided to go with the Noctua NH-U12P.