View Full Version : i think my volcano 7+ is defective

05-15-2002, 06:12 AM
I just recieved my thermaltake volcano 7+ in the mail today and had a question regarding the heatsink. The copper fins are not straight up and down, they(all of them) are bent one way-So they look curved. (((( instead of |||||. I was wondering if it was supposed to be like this-is it harmful- or should i send the volcano 7+ back.

05-15-2002, 07:36 AM
Your fan will still cool reasonably well, the the bend in the fins will inhibit the airflow from the base of the sink. Just my opinion, but I'd see about getting it replaced with one that doesn't look like it lost a boxing match.

Bahamut Zer0
05-15-2002, 09:06 AM
Click here (http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm) and compare the sink to yours.

If yours is seriously bent, id be getting it replaced.

05-15-2002, 07:20 PM
i think the fins on the volcano7+ are supposed to be bent...bcos they are made with skiving technique....if they are all bent the same then i don't think it's damaged :afro:

05-15-2002, 08:21 PM
mine is bent :D
i believe it is ment to be that way. Not completely bent though.

05-15-2002, 08:36 PM
That's it and it's cause by the way the fins are lifted from the base. Skiving is what I think they call it and a few good manufacturers are now using the process which leaves a slight curve to the fins. :smokin:

05-17-2002, 03:29 PM
yea i doubt there's anything to worri about:D

05-22-2002, 06:25 PM
I just got another one in my hot hands today and definately there is a slight curve caused by the fin lifting process but that shouldn't hurt/hinder cooling though. :smokin:

Here's a pic that shows the curve that you should have.

<center><img src="http://www.viperlair.com/graphics/reviews/cooling/thermaltake/volcano7%2B/fin2.jpg">
<small>Courtesy of ViperLair</small>

05-22-2002, 09:38 PM
yeah, its something like that. a little more curve at the top though.

05-22-2002, 09:47 PM
Well that's how they are, just a very gentle "S". : peace2:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

05-23-2002, 03:15 PM
yea incidentally, i think the curving actually helps cooling slightly bcos it forces the airstream to brush against the fin surface more:afro:

05-23-2002, 06:18 PM
Well I've got mine sittin' in front of me now and mine looks even better than the one in the pic. Too bad I don't have a half decent webcam to take a pic. :(
A real shame is that I don't shave as it's a pretty good mirror too. :D

05-24-2002, 03:22 PM
lol yea my mcx used to be like a mirror....but now it's oxidized from me touching the base:shoot:

although i don't think that effects performance at all:afro:

05-24-2002, 07:16 PM
Yeah, I don't think it'd effect performance at all. And if you want it to be shiny again you can give it a polish with some brasso. ;)

05-27-2002, 03:34 AM
this is what mine looks like http://www.deviantpc.com/reviews/volcano7/1.jpg

05-27-2002, 03:42 AM
you finally got a pic of it....i dunno what to tell you ...i should get mine on tuesday..i'll let you know...and maybe have a pic of it. Meanwhile...i really don't think it should affect it in performance but it seems a bit more bent then Wiggo's pic. The thing is that it all looks uniform...its not like its just one or two fins curved and the other aren't, you know what i mean. Well anyways..i let you know by tuesday. Peace : peace2:

05-27-2002, 08:20 AM
this is what mine looks like http://www.deviantpc.com/reviews/volcano7/1.jpg

That is perfectly fine..

Mine looks exactly the same, and so does all the others I have seen.. :D

05-29-2002, 07:38 AM
Bro mine looks exactly ...exactly the same ... mine has those curves on them...relax ...:)

05-30-2002, 09:00 AM
Same story all over the world, even in New Zealand.:king: