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Effects of copper tarnishing on temps?

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Recently while I was waiting for my new DFI LanParty DK, I left my Tuniq tower with the base/copper toward the top on top of my desk. When the time came to install it, the pipes and some of the base was a bit tarnished. My temps are now 33c (idle) on stock settings, without any overclocks for some reason, they used to be as low as 18c idle, 22c at 3.0ghz/1.375v (This was back in February, Winter though)

Could the difference in temps be because I switched from AS5 to MX2? Or because of the tarnishing? I even installed a FM121 onto my tuniq and it reaches 32-33c on idle at full blast.

Mind you i'm getting these temps from Coretemp, SmartGuardian, my BIOS, and Speedfan.
    
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With that little exposure probably 0.001C If you left it in the rain for a month near a coal plant it'd probably be a bit worse. The exterior condition of the heatpipes (corrosion) and performance impact are nil.
    
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Unless the the base is badly tarnished, you should not notice any difference in temps, from corrosion anyway.
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