Lapping cpu and heatsink

Hello, i just lapped my cpu and heatsink so i want to know do i need to buy thermal paste?
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  1. Assuming that you don't already have some, then yes, absolutely you do. Lapped or not, you DEFINITELY need to use thermal paste.
  2. Absolutely, positively, yes!!! Thermal compound is a mandatory requirement whether or not the cpu and heatsink are lapped.

    There hasn't been much discussion about lapping for a very long time. Years ago I lapped a Thermalright Ultra 120 heatsink and an Intel cpu. I still have the heatsink in a spare parts box. Considering the advancements made in cooling there really isn't any need for lapping. The only reason I did it was to see if I could do it. It was more of an experiment.
  3. If you have to ask a question like that, I find it hard to believe you properly lapped your cpu and heatsink........what did you use to measure the flattness?
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