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post #11 of 16
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Thanks for the advice everyone,

Well the guy I bought it from emailed me the invoice for when he bought it and says there's a 5 year warranty on it..

Will these scratches hurt my processor? I'm really angsty to try out this unit, but I'll contact noctua and see if I can return it with this invoice.

Cheers,

Gabe
post #12 of 16
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Thanks for the advice everyone,

The guy I bought it from actually emailed me the invoice, I filed an RMA form from Noctua and I'll see what they say.

Will these scratches hurt my processor? I'll try Corhen's option#1 and see what happens.

I'm still waiting for my processor to come in the mail, very angsty!


*I thought the first post didn't send so I rewrote it
post #13 of 16
Would they be covered under warranty though?

Assuming that you can't return it are there any raised bumps along the grooves that might damage the surface of the CPU? That would be my main worry.

As for sanding, that base is nickel plated copper.
I would't go sanding that myself.
Speaking from experience of plated metals once you damage the plating it'll just keep peeling off over time and if you expose the copper it'll start to oxidise compromising the conductivity.
Which I assume is why the plating is there in the first place. Feel free to get a second opinion on this my main area of knowledge plating on jewellery and watches using a Brass -> nickel -> (palladium, Gold, etc) layer system.

If it were me and none of those scratches are raised I would fill the edges in with TIM & wipe of the excess with something that wont leave any fibers behind.
Edited by 0Amadeus0 - 10/6/11 at 1:25am
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post #14 of 16
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Doesn't seem to be any raised bumps, maybe I would see some if I had a magnifying glass. on one of the scratches the plating peeled off a tiiiny bit and I can see the copper, should this be a cause for alarm?
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If it were me i'ld try to get it returned to Noctura or my money back from the seller.
But i'm very fussy about this kind of thing.
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post #16 of 16
Regardless of whether it will work with the scratches....

If the scratches/condition were not stated in the listing from where you bought it the the seller has mislead you! Get you money back, you shouldn't have to go around chasing the manufacturer for warranty etc, that is the sellers job, he sold you a faulty item. If you get any issues let us knwo and we'll send the boys round
     
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