Checking heatsink for damage

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by PinPickles, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. PinPickles

    PinPickles n00b

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    Hi guys, I live in Mexico. I ordered a heatsink (Heligon HE02) and it came with one of the fins a little bent. I know that's probably nothing, but is there anything else I need check on it to see if I need to send it back? Thanks.
     
  2. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    pics?

    if it's just a fin then it's likely fine
     
  3. PinPickles

    PinPickles n00b

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    Looks like top fin got mushed down a little. Just wondering if there is anything more serious I need to check for, like damage to the heatpipes or something. Thanks.
     

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    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    yeah that's just cosmetic. bend it back and push the connectors flat with a piece of hard plastic. not worth trying to return or rma.
     
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  5. mda

    mda [H]ard|Gawd

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    I will second that opinion - I think it's fine. I end up bending the fins anyway while hooking up my fans.
     
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  6. doyll

    doyll Kyle's Thermocouple is HOT

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    I'll 3rd that opionj .. It's fine. Probably came out of factory all boxed that way.
     
  7. viivo

    viivo [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thankfully easy to fix with little to no chance of making it worse, unlike trying to repair bent fins on a radiator. That's a headache I wouldn't wish on anyone.
     
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  8. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    use a plastic spudger, worked for me.
     
  9. doyll

    doyll Kyle's Thermocouple is HOT

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    If you use fans in airflow restrictive applicatons, the NF-A12x25 are much better because of their much higher pressure rating, but on a cooler there is very little airflow restictions making it a moot point.
     
  10. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    huh?
     
  11. doyll

    doyll Kyle's Thermocouple is HOT

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    posted in wrong thread, my bad.
     
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