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post #1 of 21
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The thermal paste was very dry, like on my 10 year old amd,

and!! the chip has a dent in it, not that I can see the dent in the chip and its a compression so its not raised but its very annoying to think Ive payed £400 for it.

How did that make it through an inspection on the production line?

Should I report it?

image of dent.


if you cant see it is on the closest edge to the G on the code printed on the core
Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/13/11 at 10:46am
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Pic isnt there...
    
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post #3 of 21
I'm lost here.
Picture would help.
Was your card running hot ?
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
I'm lost here.
Picture would help.
Was your card running hot ?
im putting a EK block on thats why i had it off it wasnt running that hot 85C full

pic is fixed
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post #5 of 21
IMO this is normal.
I've seen CPU's like this before.
Reapply thermal paste and try it if it wasn't running okay before.
post #6 of 21
Its a concave IHS. Thats normal.
    
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post #7 of 21
completly normal. ive done many a waterblock and the gpus are never 100% sometimes round corners or the odd little nik in the side.
     
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Its a concave IHS. Thats normal.
its not on the corner is about 12mm in on the bottom edge


Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/13/11 at 10:52am
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post #9 of 21
Seems completely insignificant if the card itself works perfectly fine. How often are you looking directly at your card's GPU unit with a magnifying class, anyway?
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post #10 of 21
Dry thermal paste =/= poor heat transfer
A lot of thermal pastes dry naturally over time. Almost every single motherboard and graphics cards from a variety of mfg's that I have had terrible thermal paste jobs (Apple probably being the worst), i.e. uneven or excessive applications. A dent on the the heat spreader was likely done before it was even soldered to the die, so you don't have to be worried about that
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