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Poor thermal paste application to HDT heatsinks (epic fail)

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This is what happens when you directly apply thermal paste to the heat pipes of an HDT heatsink without filling in the gaps first. Haswell 84watt CPU reached ~70'C at stock speeds, and reached 90s with minor 400Mhz overclock. However, it seems the heatpipes sticks out too much and is uneven with the aluminum.

GeminII M4 Cooler







Edited by Bluescreendeath - 10/10/16 at 4:47pm
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Ouch, that's one bad TIM spread there. I have two 212 EVOs which have their heat pipes exposed, nothing nearly as bad though, their bottom is a lot flatter than that. And I also have GeminII S524, which has flat bottom with heat pipes inside of it. Don't know where Cooler Master's QA is looking.
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Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

Ouch, that's one bad TIM spread there. I have two 212 EVOs which have their heat pipes exposed, nothing nearly as bad though, their bottom is a lot flatter than that. And I also have GeminII S524, which has flat bottom with heat pipes inside of it. Don't know where Cooler Master's QA is looking.

Indeed. Do you think the heat pipes are supposed to stick out that much? Most of the pics I've seen seems to suggest it's supposed to be like this. Bad design I suppose?
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It's never a flat surface like a regular heatsink's transfer plate but that's just ridiculous.
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