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I just got a BT from one of our members here and I can't see how it was doing much good as the base was completey warped and not in contact with the IHS on the CPU!

This is no surprise because the brand new BT I got from NewEgg was also warped.

Anyone else finding, noticing this on the BT? I remember discussing this in the Vent with the Duke and others--it seems to be a factory defect.

Took me about an hour on 120 grit to remove the flat spot!


Performs as expected now.

So in case you guys are having high temp issues with your spiffy new aftermarket coolers I wanted to bring this up again... do not assume the base of the HS is flat--a simple test is to apply the TP to the HS and smush it onto the CPU and see if it "sticks" really well. If the HS is flat it should "grab" the CPU so hard you could lift the mobo up with it using just the sticky force of the Thermal paste.

If the HS just pulls right off look at the base of it and see what sort of pattern it leaves when removed--this will be a clue as to how out of shape the base is. In this case only the extreme outer edges of the HS even made contact with the CPU! Obviously this will do a poor job of lifting heat...
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post #2 of 21
Nice to hear!
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i lapped mine when i got it so no problems here
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Cool. Literally--33C idle with an ambient of 27 is pretty decent.
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Cool. Literally--33C idle with an ambient of 27 is pretty decent.
Woah, nice.
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post #6 of 21
very nice and thanks for the headsup.
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post #7 of 21
Mine was shallow in the center too. I used a sheet of 320 emery cloth to knock it down/flat, amazing how fast it cuts the copper
    
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post #8 of 21
I think sideburns had this happen to him. As I recall he was getting better temps after he lapped and then he noticed he forgot to plug the fan in... yeah, I think you get the idea
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Thanks for the heads up CD. I recently picked one up and I'll be firing that rig up very soon. I'll make sure to keep an eye out or else it's lapping time.
    
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post #10 of 21
It seems nowadays that all heatsinks are concave in the middle- All the ones I've ever used were concave in the center. Must be a machining phenomenon with machining heatsinks.
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