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post #11 of 19
Just looks tarnished, wouldn't worry about it.
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It looks more like corrosion than a heatpipe filling leak, heatpipes contain a very volatile liquid/gas equilibrium, so in case of a leak, the filling wouldn't stick like that. It just looks like tarnish or corrosion, but get it RMA'd anyways. BTW, thermaltake isn't too great with after sales services... so be a MAN!!!!
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I'm really surprised no one has asked this: have temps drastically (or even minimally) increased?

It would take quite a bit for the heatpipes to actually bust, so that seems VERY unlikely... and if they did, you would see a massive increase in temperatures...

Most likely, it's just some tarnish....
post #15 of 19
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I'm really surprised no one has asked this: have temps drastically (or even minimally) increased?

It would take quite a bit for the heatpipes to actually bust, so that seems VERY unlikely... and if they did, you would see a massive increase in temperatures...

Most likely, it's just some tarnish....
Not that I know of.. It did go up but hey it's summer.. 80 -85 F ambients.
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post #16 of 19
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Well I got an official answer. Copper tarnish eh..?

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Thank you for using Thermaltake Customer Service.
This is simple copper tarnish. This happens when the copper, air and moisture in the air react. This normally occurs in areas of mid to high humidity or where there is moisture in the air. This can be cleaned with copper polish
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Looks to me like you are getting some galvanic corrosion, probably due to the heat pipes not being real copper, but rather copper plated.
    
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Looks to me like you are getting some galvanic corrosion, probably due to the heat pipes not being real copper, but rather copper plated.
I was just gonna say that. Anyway, the first pic almost supports that theory, looks like it's rubbing off.
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Looks to me like you are getting some galvanic corrosion, probably due to the heat pipes not being real copper, but rather copper plated.
Is it still galvanic corrosion since there is no electrolyte (usually water). It is probably due to oxidization or some other form of corrosion?
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