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I received my Kryos HF (AM2/AM3) the other day and I finally took it out of the box to put the thick o-ring in it. I checked out the finish on the base of it, and when I took the protective film cover off it, I found for some reason it isn't a shiny copper color, it's colored blue? The color doesn't seem to want to come off when rubbed with water or rubbing alcohol - does anyone know what this is?
 
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Picture? I haven't ever heard of this before and can't find any cases of this. From what I've heard AC makes high quality stuff so it might be an isolated incident. Is it still somewhat reflective and smooth?
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I dont know where my camera is atm - but yes, it's reflective & smooth, just blue... I can kind of see the circular mill marks that are inherant on most any cpu surface in it as well. There is a small line of copper color in the center of it in a horizontal line down the center of it as well. I'm wondering if it had something to do with the adhesive or the protective film or something...
 
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If you are referring to the inside of the block, you just need to clean it with a toothbrush and distilled H20.

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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post
If you are referring to the inside of the block, you just need to clean it with a toothbrush and distilled H20.

I think he's talking about the outside contact base.

This is honestly the most unique thing I've heard of but if you say there's a line down the middle see if you can feel that line. Maybe it's another backing or plastic wrap.
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oh, no I cannot feel it, it's just there - a break in the blue color of the base. I found my camera, give me a little bit and I'll get photos. (strangely when I use the flash, the pics show just copper, without flash it shows what I see...)
 
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post #7 of 15
I got the same block on clearance from Sidewinder a couple of weeks ago, and it has the same dark blue discoloration on the base.

I also suspect that it was caused by some reaction with the protective film.
The base is as smooth and flat as you could ever want it to be, and the visible parts of the block, and interior, are all as they should be.

I didn't bother attempting to remove the discoloration, it doesn't seem to affect the thermal performance of the block, and is not visible when the block is installed.
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I would like to see a pic.
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
I got the same block on clearance from Sidewinder a couple of weeks ago, and it has the same dark blue discoloration on the base.

I also suspect that it was caused by some reaction with the protective film.
The base is as smooth and flat as you could ever want it to be, and the visible parts of the block, and interior, are all as they should be.

I didn't bother attempting to remove the discoloration, it doesn't seem to affect the thermal performance of the block, and is not visible when the block is installed.
As soon as I'm able to find my card reader I'll get the pic up. I'm just glad I'm not the only one with the wierdness :-p I'll find out just how good this block is after I get a pump & res :-D
 
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I'm sorry these took so long to get posted - and for the crappy quality of the pics. the blue you can sorta make out, but it is blurry because i dont have a steady hand. also the flash has to be off for the blue to show up. The base is flat, and really its just discolored for some reason. I've wiped it down with 99% iso. alcohol - so its been cleaned as well, still discolored. I'm assuming its from the adhesive from the protective sticker as it has a blue tinge to it as well. So long as performance isn't hindered I don't really care, I won't see the underside of the block very much :-p

 
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