- Feb 18, 2009
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|Motherboard||MSI Z370 Gaming Plus|
|Cooling||Noctua NH-D15S + NF-A12x25 PWM + 4xNF-A14 PWM|
|Memory||16 GB Adata XPG Dazzle DDR4 3000 MHz CL16|
|Video Card(s)||Gigabyte GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8G|
|Storage||Samsung 970 EVO Plus, Samsung 850 Evo|
|Display(s)||Samsung C24FG73 144Hz 1080p|
|Case||Fractal Design Meshify C|
|Audio Device(s)||Steelseries Arctis 3|
|Power Supply||Superflower Leadex II Gold 650W|
|Mouse||Steelseries Rival 600|
|Keyboard||Steelseries Apex M750|
|Software||Windows 10 x64 Pro|
Paste materials might be improperly ground? How should I know, TG doesn't disclose composition.How does spreading it (with presumably such little pressure) scratch an metal IHS?
If this is gambling, I will take those odds any day...................thanks for the heads up and all, but I'll continue to take my chances (and win).
The facts for my particular tube, which is the only one I can speak of, yet still carries the TG branding and was hermetically sealed (both tube, and bag).
- it performs worse than NTH1 (around +2C, 1hour of prime95 smallFFTs, same BIOS settings).
- it scratched my IHS and the cooler coldplate. The IHS looked pristine after 1.5 years of Arctic MX3 and half a year of Noctua NTH1. Which I have also spread on it.
- the marks cannot be removed with cotton swabs/coffee filter and isopropanol or acetone 99%.
There are similar cases on the web, for the same product. So it's hardly an isolated case.
If knowing all this you still want to risk scratching your IHS and coldplates, nobody can stop you. But if you get one of these bad batches, not only you'll cosmetically destroy your components, but you will also not gain anything on the thermal side.
It's just weird to me that people are so dedicated to amoral corporations that exist only to create profit. When we fail, we get punished, but when a corporations fails, it's expected to suddenly overlook this?