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So I had to remove the heatsink from my system today, which was only built last week, to find that the base of it now looks like this:

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This was my first time using Gelid's GC-Extreme, and I went with it based off recommendations here as it's supposed to be a great performer and non-electrically conductive, non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-curing.

Is this something I should be concerned about, or does it not matter if it's just the coating coming off the heatsink? I'm not too concerned about how the bottom of it looks.
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It's the coating coming off the heatsink, you'll get better temps with that coating off the contact surface of that heatsink anyways. Nothing to worry about.
     
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I always wondered why they would coat the bottom of the heatsink, but it's been in use with another system using Thermalright's own paste for years without anything happening to it.

As long as it won't cause any problems I don't mind. Do wish I had gone for the all copper version now though.
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So I had to remove the heatsink from my system today, which was only built last week, to find that the base of it now looks like this:

dsc0875.jpg

This was my first time using Gelid's GC-Extreme, and I went with it based off recommendations here as it's supposed to be a great performer and non-electrically conductive, non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-curing.

Is this something I should be concerned about, or does it not matter if it's just the coating coming off the heatsink? I'm not too concerned about how the bottom of it looks.

Sand all the paint off the bottom. but uses the finest paper possible smile.gif
    
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They coated it for aesthetics most likely.
     
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It's the coating coming off the heatsink, you'll get better temps with that coating off the contact surface of that heatsink anyways. Nothing to worry about.

This,
even my MX3 is slowly rubbing the lettering off of my CPU.
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