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Noctua NH-C12P SE14. Base Is Slightly Concave. Is This OK ?

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Just got the NH-C12P SE14 and notice that the base is slightly concave when sighting with a straight edge. Should I expect an absolutely 'Dead Flat' base with Noctua coolers, do they flatten out with mounting pressure ?
I do have a NH-U9B SE2 that is very close to dead flat. Lapping is out of the question. Should I RMA and hope to get a dead flat one ?
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Mount it and see what type of temperatures you're getting. If the temps are good, then awesome. You can ask Noctua about it though.
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Usually the top of the heatspreader has the opposite curve, and the two will fit well. As the other poster said, try it and see.
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