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Venomous X defect?

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Hey guys,

So I've been using my Ven X for quite some time now and had recently undergone a reapplication of TIM because two cores were always ~5 degrees C higher than the other two. When I took the heatsink off and cleaned it, I noticed that there were small chip marks in the base, as if it got struck by a screwdriver or something. They're not deep but definitely apparent when cleaning the base with alcohol on a Qtip (alcohol would not get into the chipped portion). I've asked a friend and he said it might've been a machining defect as the constant heating up and cooling of the base might've made the previous hairline cracks to become more apparent with time.

So my question is do you guys think this is a defect in the machining process? And if so should I contact Thermalright about this? I should've taken pictures but didn't but if you guys feel like you need pictures to make a better call I'll take it off again and reapply it if need be. The base was perfect from memory when I first purchased it.

Thank you in advance for the comments.
    
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Sounds about right, Contact them.
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you cant appy the amount of force the diagram stated in the instruction pamphlet. As it would degrade you cpu overtime, by slowly pushing your cpu more into the socket, which means different heights. and that means less/worse contact with HSF and IHS
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^ I am aware of that issue but that's not the problem I'm having. My CPU is clearly above the socket when I reapplied the TIM. I don't apply with full force, never have.
    
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my cpu(S) do this as well..

with stock cooler. megahalems rev.b and AXP-140.
both q6600 and e7400....

unsure o.O
    
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