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Old October 23, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Default Thermalright TRUE copper Heatsink

The beast (and I mean it ) in question is the Thermalright TRUE copper .....socket 775 heatsink.


k.....preface : I don't think you can actually get these anymore,they are a 'limited edition' (3000 made) , I was lucky to find one.There might be a few kicking around somewhere.

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9 out of 10 .

Awesome piece of copper , but a serious issue.

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Once again , Frozen CPU provided really prompt , good service....took 6 days to get here , And it was packed so well they coulda dropped it outta the airplane on the way by.

Good stuff guys , I'll be a Frozen CPU customer forever.



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I was quite surprized to find a white,embossed box.Thermalright is usually quite plain (while well boxed.)



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A very impressive heatsink.

It's more than 4 pounds.There is no way you should mount this heatsink onto anything other than a flat (horizontal) computer !!

Forget moving that rig with this attached.One good bump , and you'd have a hole where the CPU was.....

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Onto the negative.

The 'block' (the bit that attaches to the cpu) has the issue :



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It's so concave it wobbles on a flat surface.

Thermalright , I love yah , but this is really not cool.If you are going to hydraulically press the two block segments together , you really need to machine it after, it's totally warped.

9 outta 10 so far.

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Next :

Lapping 101....

Then we'll test it with a serious heat load......

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Old October 23, 2009, 03:18 PM
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Great.. *Grabs Popcorn and waits*
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Old October 23, 2009, 03:21 PM
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I believe all TRUEs had that same "feature"...
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Old October 23, 2009, 03:32 PM
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Yeah, mine sure did. Took me hours to lap it out, and damn I HATE lapping. I'm no good at it. I never seem to get it perfectly even....... but it was a hell of a lot better than it started.
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Old October 23, 2009, 03:48 PM
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I was wondering how big the performance difference is between this limited edition, the regular version (ultra 120) and the true black version is.

Also, If anyone knows... Will you be able to lap the black version to get through the black nickel plating and thus achieve near equal performance to the ultra 120 regular. I hear the black nickel plating makes heat conduction worse, even though it's advertised as an improvement.

I'm planning on making a black themed computer this winter, any advice on this would help.
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Old October 23, 2009, 08:20 PM
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I think the TRUE was designed like that so that it would fit better with the naturally concave s775 cpu's
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Old October 23, 2009, 08:41 PM
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lol really? Maybe if you turn the bolts tight enough it will naturally flatten out everything
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Old October 23, 2009, 08:42 PM
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yup. I read the [H]ard review on the rev.c TRUE and they said so themselves.
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Old October 23, 2009, 08:50 PM
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What kind of case you are gonna put this in? Love to hear more about it!
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Old October 23, 2009, 09:05 PM
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that's the design makes for better contact where it matters
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