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post #11 of 21
Well... not all are warped, Thermalright don't have that name for nothing!
My Ultra 120 is near mirror finished milled and you can't see light through it with a machinists straight edge on it
    
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Not having owned a Thermalright CPU heatsink, can't comment on that.

However, ones from Wintsch Labs, Swiftech, DangerDen, all those have concave bases.
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post #13 of 21
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Not having owned a Thermalright CPU heatsink, can't comment on that.

However, ones from Wintsch Labs, Swiftech, DangerDen, all those have concave bases.
You forgot the BTs
    
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post #14 of 21
Never owned one! I'll be honest, I bought one air CPU heatsink- The rest are waterblocks.
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post #15 of 21
Good info here. Rep+. I'll let you guys know if I notice any concavity on my Zalman 9700 when it gets here next week.
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post #16 of 21
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I am pretty sure I should lap all my Zalman 9500s-- I was just too lazy.

I did lap my Zalman AlCu 7000 because I could see it was not mating up right--but that was a while ago when I still had vigor and rigor...LOL

The BT was ridiculous--I mean not even a little contact in the center. As I lapped I could see the hollow clearly--it looks to me like they are "flattening" the heatsink base using a beltsander of some sort--and backing platten of the sander must have worn to a curve (they do that) but they kept on trucking. Also the grooves in the BT are far coarser than those left by my 120 grit--which is pretty coarse IMO.

Not having the supplies on hand and wanting to get it fired I did not go further than 120 and still got a great improvement...

Damn I am lazy.
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post #17 of 21
Yeah, the BT is known for having horrible contact.

when I lapped mine, it went from 45C idle to 38C

But I also lapped my CPU too.
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post #18 of 21
I bought a deluxe kit from Frozencpu, and I still am using it- After many, many laps.

Goes all the way up to 2,000 grit- Quality indeed. The silicon carbide fractures when it's scraped, exposing new cutting surfaces each time, = longer life per sheet.
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post #19 of 21
i didnt notice anything like that on mine but i can say im running a 3000+ @ 1.6v and temps are 27c-32c ambient is about 60F(whatever the conversion is) Ive had it at 1.7v and it didnt go over 35c
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post #20 of 21
Ive heard this alot now and its dissapointing really...You would think they would get this kind of thing sorted.
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