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Thread: i think my volcano 7+ is defective




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    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.
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    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.
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    Click here and compare the sink to yours.

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

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    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:
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    mine is bent :D
    i believe it is ment to be that way. Not completely bent though.

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    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:
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    yea i doubt there's anything to worri about:D
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    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.

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    yeah, its something like that. a little more curve at the top though.
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    Well that's how they are, just a very gentle "S". : peace2:

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