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I wonder how many of these reviewers actually took the cooler, cleaned the TIM off, and did the full install 4 or 5 times? Because that's what has to be done if you want a reasonably true test. Also need to monitor the air temp going into cooler and not the ambient room temp. And than allow +/- 1-2c on every result for possible error.

Many of the reviews I've seen don't have much more than 4c difference between 90% of the TIM's "tested". and that's with no allowance for error. Allow for error and they are all the same.

+1 to you sir
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

I wonder how many of these reviewers actually took the cooler, cleaned the TIM off, and did the full install 4 or 5 times? Because that's what has to be done if you want a reasonably true test. Also need to monitor the air temp going into cooler and not the ambient room temp. And than allow +/- 1-2c on every result for possible error.

Many of the reviews I've seen don't have much more than 4c difference between 90% of the TIM's "tested". and that's with no allowance for error. Allow for error and they are all the same.


True, but without buying all the TIM out there, and doing it ourselves, we are at the mercy of those better funded individuals. There may be no difference in the performance, but when I buy the best rated one it makes me feel better inside. rolleyes.gif
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