Nekkid striker !!! (good for a laugh )
View Single Post
March 28, 2008, 07:58 AM
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Mar 2007
No they are not foam pads.They are rubber.Specifically , they are
more than likely.
And it's not to prevent chipping.It really is thermal interface material.
You're probably correct about it being the cheapest compound out there , but too little of it isnt an issue
It's hard to see , but if yah look at the pic of the heatsinks , you can still see the thermal goop on the northy and southy heatsinks.It's probably 1 millimeter thick ! there's probably enough of it to mount 25 cpu's.
For shame Asus !!
On a side note , the day I got my maximus , I tried to redo the heatsinks.It looks like they have done a better job . the northy heatsink is actually epoxied on with thermal epoxy.
Intel 3930k /rIVe/32 Gb vengeance LP/Nvidia 760/760/580/Intel 520's/WD raptors/etc...
My System Specs
View Public Profile
Send a private message to BrainEater
Find all posts by BrainEater