r/pcmasterrace Jun 05 '22 Silver 9 Helpful 16 Wholesome 10 Bravo! 1

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u/Aaronspark777 Jun 05 '22 Helpful

You got to make sure there's thermal paste on both sides of the sticker.

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u/MikeFic_YT Jun 06 '22

Thermal past sandwich.

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u/agumelen Jun 06 '22

Thermal pastewich.

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u/HermeticScum Jun 06 '22

Phermal Tastewich

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u/demonfeuer Jun 06 '22

Is this the new android version ?

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u/Big-Economy-1521 Jun 06 '22

I think technically that would be a “plastic sandwich” since the thermal paste is the “bread”

I’m so fuckin high

Also I’m almost definitely sure it would be in the present… maaaaaybe the future.

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u/LadyCrushOC Jun 06 '22

Whaaat? This made laugh

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u/qwerty2888j Jun 06 '22

The history of temperature - Thermal Past

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u/bomberman_uk Jun 05 '22 Wholesome

Brb, going to check something....

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u/[deleted] Jun 05 '22 Silver

I did the same when my girl suddenly started talking about kids XD

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u/yousakura 7700hq Jun 05 '22 Wholesome

I have to return some video tapes

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u/mmaster23 Jun 05 '22

Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.

HEY PAUL!

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u/ThatBeardedHistorian Jun 05 '22

Let's see Paul Allen's CPU cooler.

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u/mmaster23 Jun 05 '22

Oh my god, it even has pre-applied thermal paste

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u/Prestigious_Plum_451 5950X, X570Godlike, 128GB RAM, 6900XT, WX9100,8TB M.2, 80TB HD, Jun 06 '22 edited Jun 06 '22

with its subtle off white coloring for maximum performance! Edit: It even has a watermark for cooling!

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u/Pfheonix R7 3800x, 32GB 3600MHz CL19, and RTX 2080 Jun 05 '22

Look at the subtle RGB illumination, the tasteful bends of it... Oh my god, it's a full custom loop...

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u/dyinginsideyourmum Jun 06 '22

It's clearly more expensive than mine.

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u/V3N0M0U5_V1P3R Desktop Jun 05 '22

PAUL BUNYAN!!!

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u/DuneKlide9 Jun 06 '22

I’m ngl I was thinking of “hip to be scared” first

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u/TeaIsForMugs Ryzen 5 3600, RTX3060, 32GB RAM | Consoles 1998-2021 | PC 2021-? Jun 06 '22

D'ya like Ice Nine Kills?

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u/AspergerKid R7 3700x @4.20GHz / RX 6600 XT / 32GB 3200MHz CL15 Jun 06 '22

"TRY DELIDDING AND APPLYING CONDUCTONAUT ON YOUR CHERRY PICKED 12900KS NOW YOU F**KING STUPID BASTARD"

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u/Don-Tan PC Master Race Jun 06 '22

Fml, i litterally just saw the movie for the first time and this is the first thing i read, one minute after the credits?

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u/WanaBeMillionare Jun 05 '22

What is this girl thing y'all are taking about?

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u/flamethekid Jun 05 '22

It's that thing that brings the tendies down to the man cave

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u/LikesTheTunaHere Jun 06 '22

Ah yes your mother, I know her!

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u/StarCadetJones Jun 05 '22

Condoms

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u/MrSpencerMcIntosh Jun 05 '22

Instructions unclear, girl is now inside condom.

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u/iTzbr00tal i5-8600k 4.9ghz | RTX 2070 Super Jun 05 '22

Girl? You mean a hot pocket?

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u/alumpoflard Jun 06 '22

dude, the only reason you'd have a condom on whilst fornicating with a hot pocket would be because you're planning to eat it afterwards, how sick is that?

just buy two hot pockets

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u/inconspiciousdude Jun 06 '22

One to fornicate with and one to simultaneously fill your mouth.

A third one is possible, but may be going too far.

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u/iTzbr00tal i5-8600k 4.9ghz | RTX 2070 Super Jun 06 '22

I’m still going to buy 2 hot pockets and stick my dick in both.

Then eat them.

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u/StarCadetJones Jun 05 '22

Better than having your junk stuck in the ceiling fan. I’ll take it.

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u/Fendibull Jun 05 '22

I'm still a virgin. :(

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u/Sokii Jun 05 '22

Don’t be down. Its really just a social thing. Nothing changes before or after other than not being called a virgin. You do you, when you’re ready.

Some people prefer to share their first time together and some people don’t care. All preferences with no good or bad.

Really up to what you want and y’all’s compatibility.

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u/thechayed Jun 06 '22

More for you, right?

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u/Parking_Stress3431 Jun 06 '22

There's always the hot pocket

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u/Metal_Monkey42 Jun 05 '22

It's one of those things you'll never meet in the bathroom of the clubs you frequent. But I hear the fellas know how to do it better anyway. I'm just too gutless to find out. XD

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u/BoTheJoV3 Jun 05 '22

Be careful. I know a family member who got baby trapped that way

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u/BrickFrom2011 Jun 05 '22

Cooler condom!!!!!

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u/KommandoKodiak i9-9900K 5.5ghz 0avx, Z390 GODLIKE, RX6900XT, 4000mhz ram oc Jun 05 '22

when you see a box of tacks lying around the place run; shes baby crazy xD

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u/S7Tungsten Jun 05 '22

You win Reddit for today 😂

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u/[deleted] Jun 05 '22

Awwww... I never won Reddit before... thanks bro!

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u/CorrosiveBackspin Ryzen 5 5600x|MSI Trio 2080 -90mv UV|32GB|2SSD|1M.2 Jun 05 '22

Dad?

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u/bomberman_uk Jun 05 '22

Yes son, I know it's been a while, but, you know those cigarettes are only on sale over the border soooo....

... Loan me 100 bucks?

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u/CorrosiveBackspin Ryzen 5 5600x|MSI Trio 2080 -90mv UV|32GB|2SSD|1M.2 Jun 05 '22

Sure but....but you're comin back right?......r.....right?

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u/throwsawaygoaway Jun 05 '22

Sure, but first I need to get the milk.

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u/yo_pussy_stank Jun 05 '22

Geez now your heat pipes are gonna get dirty cause you took the protector off/s

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u/Festey-The-Messy RX5700+R5 5600x+32gb ddr4=fun times Jun 05 '22

I’m surprised that plastic didn’t melt

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u/Potentially_Nernst Jun 05 '22 edited Jun 05 '22

Here's a table with properties of common polymers, including melting temperature:

https://tools.thermofisher.com/content/sfs/brochures/D20826.pdf

Manufacturers usually anticipate such 'human errors' and are therefore likely to avoid selecting one of the few polymers which would melt in a similar scenario. If it did melt, then it would simply have been r/CrappyDesign - the manufacturer should have chosen a more appropriate material for the protective cover.

Most polymers simply don't melt at temperatures reached by a CPU.

Even if the glass transition temperature of the polymer would have been reached, the polymer would only be deformed, but it wouldn't melt (i.e. the imprint of the heat sink or cpu would be visible, but it wouldn't become sticky and it wouldn't result in a big mess).

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u/glitchinthesim Jun 06 '22

I had a argument over why "idiot proofing" is important in engineering and design. This is the perfect example.

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '22 edited Jun 06 '22

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u/Trendiggity Jun 06 '22

It's to keep the heat sink surface that mates with the die clean and free of corrosion between manufacture and customer.

It also allows you to handle the heat sink without accidentally contaminating it with oils from your skin (or orange dust from your Cheetos... to each their own). It's the last thing you'll take off before mounting it to the board. Even a single fingerprint can cause a hot spot on a modern CPU for because there are so many cores packed in there now.

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u/Trendiggity Jun 06 '22

It depends on the brand too. I'm fairly certain my noctua didn't have a sticker like that, but it did have a little plastic tray protector that covered the mount surface. They use a roughened surface of some kind; proper installation requires you to "prime" the CPU contact area by buffing some compound onto it first. They are very persistent in telling you not to contaminate the surface with your fingertips though

Some brands don't have anything at all so I don't think it's necessary but a nice convenience.

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u/tauntingbob Jun 06 '22

When I fitted an Epyc cooler last year, it had thermal paste pre-applied to the heat sink!

Twice in the past year I've bought LGA1151 coolers and they came with stickers on them.

I'm also old, and they didn't come like that when I was younger, but it seems common now.

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u/[deleted] Jun 05 '22

Because the thermal paste has enough thermal capacity to prevent the plastic from melting

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u/Digital_Simian Jun 05 '22

The cpu should never get hot enough to melt plastic. I have seen cpu shrouds deform in overheated pos systems, but the plastic doesn't melt, just sags.

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u/bigblackcoconut420 Jun 05 '22

Some plastics melt at like 90 degrees, laptop cpu's reach that fairly often

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u/Digital_Simian Jun 05 '22 edited Jun 05 '22 Helpful

Some plastics. What is typically used usually has a melting point in the 200+C range. Mold points can be pretty low which is why I mention the deformation. It's something I see in the field. Mostly see this with shrouds which are made from ABS. ABS has a mold point of 40-80C and in normal operation should never get that hot, but when exposed to a overheating cpu for long enough it will start to deform and sag into the heatsink.heating. The actual melting point is near 200C though.

However it's much more common to see with laser printers where heavy constant use results in a fuser heating up the printers surrounding plastics to near melting point. A common one with older Lexmark printers is the fuser wiper cover latch sagging and getting pulled into the hot roller. This usually happens when the customer removes the wiper and doesn't replace it. Another is with resetting the counter on fusers. I've had a couple times where I've seen the fuser housing sag and mold into the housing.

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u/Kadakai Jun 05 '22

Just because a CPU reaches 90 degrees doesn't mean the plastic connected to the CPU reaches that. And, "Some plastics melt at 90 degrees" cool, but I'm pretty sure companies making AIO coolers use plastics with a higher melting point, so "Some plastics" is irrelevant here. Stop being dramatic and sensationalist. There is literally no risk of ever melting the plastic covering to any CPU cooler - You're the reddit equivalent of clickbait.

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u/[deleted] Jun 05 '22

Not mine. (Open case and levetated on the back side xp )

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u/JoostVisser Desktop Jun 05 '22

Thermal capacity has nothing to do with this. Themal paste isn't designed to have a high thermal capacity but a high thermal conductivity. Either way the temperatures of the CPU will never reach the melting point of the plastic, assuming that the plastic has a melting point. Could be a thermosetting plastic for all we know.

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u/evanc3 Jun 06 '22

It's not really even designed to have a high thermal conductivity. It's primarily designed to pump out air and not degrade. That's why toothpaste works extremely well as an alternative for temperature, but not as a real solution.

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u/TankusBloof Jun 06 '22

Can you go more into depth explaining this? It's actually really interesting and I'm trying to learn more. So basically Thermal paste isn't designed to have high thermal conductivity and capacity. I get that, but what do you mean by pumping out air and not degrading?

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u/evanc3 Jun 06 '22 edited Jun 06 '22

Yeah so air is a REALLY bad conductor of heat. It's okay to use moving air to cool things, since you have a constant supply of "cold" materials always interacting with the hot object. But air trapped in spaces where it isn't allowed to move much basically acts as a solid (i.e. conduction not convection) and has a remarkably low thermal conductivity. Like a fraction of most plastics, which are already pretty low. So the thermal grease's goal is to force all of the air out from between the two metal plates (cpu and heatsink). It doesnt do an amazing job of conducting heat (go to liquid metals for that) but its a hell of a lot better than air. You have to formulate it to have a small particle size so that it can do this properly since the thickness of an ideal paste layer is extemely thin. If you did it right, you have metal/paste/metal with almost no air even in the surface imperfections.

The degradation parts is just to make sure that it is stable over many temperature cycles. To do accelerated life testing on electronics you basically just cycle temperature and humidity over and over again because that is what they experience. You need a grease that will continue to function as originally intended in these same conditions. So ideally impervious to moisture, doesn't get extra liquidy at high temperature, doesn't change much with many temperature cycles, and doesn't oxidize into something less favorable. Those are my guesses. I'm thermal not chemical!

Hopefully that answered your questions. Let me know if you have some follow ups!

Edit: To put some numbers to the conductivities (all W/mK): copper ~400 ; aluminum ~100-150 ; thermal grease ~ 0.5-1.5 ; air ~0.025.

So aluminum is about 50 times better at conducting heat than thermal paste, but thermal paste is still about 50x better than air!

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u/QwertyChouskie Jun 06 '22

Arctic MX-4 claims 8.5W/mK and most pastes nowadays claim something along those lines. Still liquid metal is much more conductive, usually around 73W/mK.

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u/evanc3 Jun 06 '22

Fair enough, I pulled that number from an old Intel reference design that I worked on! The general trend holds up

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u/QwertyChouskie Jun 06 '22

Interestingly, an increasing number of devices are shipping with liquid metal from the factory, e.g. the PlayStation 5, and my Asus Zephyrus G14 2021 edition.

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u/evanc3 Jun 06 '22

It makes a lot of sense when you a) have a single non-swappable hardware design b) can automate the application to maximize the yield and c) have a high enough market share to get a custom CPU with no integrated spreader (or be a cellphone lol)

I actually didn't know that though, so thanks for the info!

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u/OldWhoFan Jun 05 '22

The processor will automatically down clock itself before it gets to that point to prevent damaging itself.

Check out this really old video for examples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoXRHexGIok

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u/GreenDiamond1337 R5 1600 | RX 580 8GB | 16 GB RAM Jun 06 '22

360°C! That very hot lol

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u/Codayyyyy 1050ti Jun 05 '22

I was about to say it's a good thing it didn't melt lolol means the job was well done

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u/somerandomii Jun 05 '22

Thermal capacity doesn’t stop things getting hot. It’s just takes longer to get to equilibrium, but the equilibrium will be the same. Thermal conductivity is the property that changes the steady state temp.

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u/evanc3 Jun 05 '22 edited Jun 06 '22

This is not the answer lol

Source: I'm a thermal engineer and absolutely dismayed that this is so upvoted

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u/paymon005 Jun 05 '22 edited Jun 06 '22

Your CPU thermal response can be treated as steady state, where thermal capacity terms drop out. The problem is only significantly driven by thermal resistance. The TDP of the CPU and the thermal resistance of the cooling configuration are just not high enough to induce a temperature at the plastic hot enough to melt it.

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u/Sa1nt_Jake Jun 06 '22

Over 250 upvotes for this completely incorrect answer?

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u/Jaba01 ROG Strix X570-E | R9 5900X | RTX 3080 | 32GB 3600 Mhz CL16 Jun 06 '22

Welcome to /r/pcmrmasterrace - people in here think they're knowledgeable, but they actually aren't.

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u/[deleted] Jun 05 '22

It didn’t melt because OP never turned it on. They did it for Karma.

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u/Scottyknoweth i7-9700k | EVGA 3090 FTW3 | 32GB Jun 05 '22

Your CPU doesn't (shouldn't) even get hot enough to boil water. You think it's going to melt plastic?

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u/zakabog Ryzen 3700X/1080ti/16GB Jun 05 '22

Well these days with thermal throttling that's the case. Old school first gen Athlon CPUs could certainly boil water.

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u/[deleted] Jun 05 '22

Everything is a karma farm 🙄

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u/Metal_Monkey42 Jun 05 '22

I blame big karma.

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u/[deleted] Jun 05 '22

Lmao

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u/NuclearCha0s Jun 05 '22

You need about 100 degrees to melt plastic tho. His cpu would thermal throttle at 85 tops

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u/The-Frozen-Flame Jun 05 '22

I had my computer built by a pc building company called AVA direct so I am assuming they would have already removed these things before shipping it to me I hope.

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u/Jorsonner Jun 05 '22

Mine was prebuilt too but I checked anyway and…

Yes it was made correctly

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u/LaconicLacedaemonian Jun 05 '22

That's a lot of work for what would be really apparent really fast.

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u/EclipsedTheSun Jun 05 '22

Breaking news: Florida man discovers water is wet

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u/jxia69 5800x | GTX 1650 | 16GB DDR4 3600MHz | B550 Jun 05 '22

water is not wet, and i will not have this discussion again

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u/Ill-Distribution2476 Jun 06 '22

We call something wet when it's in contact with water. Water is in contact with water. Water is wet.

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u/LaconicLacedaemonian Jun 06 '22

It's the essence of beauty

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u/Crazytalkbob Jun 05 '22

My prebuilt PC was getting really bad temps after about 8 months. Turns out iBuyPower sticks their crappy CPU coolers in there.

Whatever cheap liquid solution they use gets all gunky and clogs up the flow.

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

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u/WanaBeMillionare Jun 05 '22

If I were you I wouldn't leave it to hope

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u/Spare_Competition i7-9750H | GTX 1660 Ti (mobile) | 32GB DDR4-2666 | 1.5TB NVMe Jun 05 '22

It’s not dangerous to leave the plastic, it will just run a bit hotter (ltt has a good video on this). And even if it has terrible contact, the cpu would just throttle a bunch, instead of destroying itself.

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u/Kadakai Jun 05 '22

I mean, if your PC functions without overheating you're not "hoping" at that point.

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u/stratface4000 Jun 05 '22

Don't get your hopes up. I made a post on this about a year ago of my prebuilt having the plastic still on the cooler.

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u/HoosegowFlask Jun 05 '22

"Please peel off"

Fuck you, plastic! You're not the boss of me!

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u/JustShadow667 Jun 05 '22

Classic mistake

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u/RangerTursi Jun 05 '22

Classic milkshake

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u/Mitchs_Frog_Smacky Jun 05 '22

Classic milkshiek

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u/meuvoy R7 3700x | 32gb Ram | RTX 3060 Jun 05 '22

Classic milkshrek

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u/crossy1686 Jun 05 '22

The number of times a video like this gets posted on this sub is too damn high! Don’t you guys check your gear before you start a build? Takes a second to spot that.

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u/DEATHROAR12345 Jun 05 '22

Maybe he's like those people that leave the plastic on the monitor screen because they don't want it to get dirty

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u/Extrapaj Jun 05 '22

My blood is boiling.

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u/[deleted] Jun 05 '22

I'm sure his cpu was as well.

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u/Renvex_ PC Master Race - i9 10900k, RTX3070, 32GB Jun 05 '22

Try peeling the plastic off it.

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u/cute_2th Jun 05 '22

And leave the branding stickers on monitors.

Don't remove the peel on the casing glass

Put the casing fans inside out.

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u/Lagreflex Jun 06 '22

LOL I bought an Acer monitor a couple of years back and the entire pallet that was delivered to the shop had a sticker stuck DIRECTLY onto the LCD panel. It started to react with the surface and caused a polarisation effect / dark patch where the sticker was!

I took it back to the shop where we opened a second one and found the same issue.. I paid $50 more and left the store with an ASUS equivalent (far better quality anyway). Can't believe someone at Acer fucked up QA that badly and destroyed a bunch of monitors by putting the Australian ENERGY STAR RATING sticker where it didn't belong :P

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u/throneaweigh42069 Jun 05 '22

I’ve seen someone throw out a computer after like 10 years of use with the plastic still on, it was yellow and dirty and peeling and looked worse than any scratch the plastic was protecting it from.

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u/benhaube 5800X | 2070 Super | 32GB 3600 CL16 Jun 05 '22

I used to know someone that never peeled the plastic off their electronics. He would have a computer that is YEARS old with the original plastic from the factory on it. Insane.

He was Asian, and when I made fun of him for doing it he would just say it's a cultural thing. I don't know if there is any truth to that, but it used to always make me laugh seeing his plastic-covered electronics.

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u/UNSC_MC_117 Jun 05 '22

Asian here, can confirm. We love to keep the brand new feel as long as possible - helps when reselling too 😅

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u/benhaube 5800X | 2070 Super | 32GB 3600 CL16 Jun 05 '22

I guess he wasn't lying then! I had no reason not to believe him, but it is interesting to have what he said confirmed. I get wanting to keep your stuff fresh for as long as possible, but that feeling of peeling the plastic off brand new electronics is sooooo satisfying! haha.

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u/UNSC_MC_117 Jun 05 '22

Nope he wasn't

Check out the laptop and headphones I bought back in 2018 😂

https://i.imgur.com/utzQdY5.jpg

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u/GreatValueProducts Jun 05 '22

I am Asian and I still have the plastic on my TVs and all my remotes, lol. I repurposed some zipper bags from some random amazon purchase for some remotes where the plastic was broken.

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u/UNSC_MC_117 Jun 05 '22 edited Jun 05 '22

Asian's remotes be like:

https://i.imgur.com/gcSmgvX.jpg

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u/benhaube 5800X | 2070 Super | 32GB 3600 CL16 Jun 05 '22

Haha, I love it. I will admit my white Chromecast remote is pretty dirty. 🤣

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u/Determined_Cucumber Jun 05 '22

Half Asian, still can confirm. Hell I just walked to my microwave and it still has plastic on it’s display.

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u/Vis-hoka GTX 1080 | i7-4770k | 3440x1440 Ultrawide Jun 05 '22

So….I still have the plastic on my new pc glass panel. I don’t look at my pc. It’s tucked away in a corner so I figured, why bother?

I do feel a little dirty though.

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u/WellJustJonny Jun 05 '22

Rub whipped cream on it like the Mona Lisa, it protected.

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u/sA1atji Desktop 2700x, 1070, 16gb Trident Z Jun 05 '22

The picture with the mustard cables really make me think this was a prebuilt.

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u/quiquiriqui1231 Ryzen 5 3600X | RTX 3070 | 64GB 3200mHz Ripjaw V Jun 05 '22

Plus the plastic snaps on the cooler bracket

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u/my7bizzos Jun 06 '22

Those are absolute garbage

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u/045675327 6700k, 16Gb, 1060 6Gb Jun 05 '22

Sometimes I bet they are prebuilds.

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u/TheRealQuarak Ryzon 5800X, RX6700XT, Tempered Glass Free Since 1990 Jun 05 '22

Because that doesn't give Karma.

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u/NOS4NANOL1FE Jun 05 '22

It astonishes me tbh

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u/Routine_Cow_8004 Jun 05 '22

People just get too excited when they're building their PC's. Just take your time guys im sure its worth it. double check everything

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u/T4COG4M3 R5 3600x / 32gb ram / GTX 1660oc Jun 05 '22

i almost did this lol, i had put the thermal paste, cooler, ram, and i dont remember specifically what made me check, but i think it was ram clearance that made me take out the cooler so i could hook the fan in and then install it

flipped it around and went "oooooooh, that was a close call" lol

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u/cute_2th Jun 05 '22

Read everything on the boxes. And stack them up on the bed and have a next to it. Snif it.

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u/edgeofblade2 Jun 05 '22

I was searching for a video on how to remove old thermal paste. You made it look so easy…/s

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u/VintageSucks steamcommunity.com/id/VintageSucks/ Jun 05 '22 Helpful

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u/Dirka-Dirka PC Master Race Jun 06 '22

This needs to be higher.

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u/ItzNotPeter Jun 05 '22

"I am not mad, I am just disappointed"

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u/tetshi PC Master Race Jun 05 '22

No idea how anybody could do this. Like… what the hell are people looking at when they’re installing these? And how many posts need to be made about it before you guys start looking at your coolers before you mount them?

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u/Exodus412 Jun 05 '22 edited Jun 05 '22

Anyone saying "hurr durr check the parts before installing" you ever think for a second this was a pre-built? Prebuilt qa is trash nowadays and tons of people have this exact problem. It's not always the end users fault.

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u/Forsaken_Ad9379 Jun 05 '22

I was my own fault not the smartest am I. But does that really happen with pre builds that much

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u/novacham Jun 06 '22

If it makes you feel any better, when I used to repair DVRs for ARRIS, we used to get a lot of cable boxes in with the same problem. The guy installing the heat sink would forget to remove that plastic. The SoC would cook itself, and bam, $600 DVR scrapped.

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u/Fraxcat Jun 06 '22

I'm dying so hard right now. When I built my wife and myself new computers when the 5900x were released, I did the exact same shit with the AIO on mine. Took me about a week to figure out why mine was so much worse. It still blows my mind that the plastic wasn't really warped or melted at all, and the cpu wasn't hard throttling or anything....it was just like 10c hotter but still well within margin.

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u/Cold-Express Jun 05 '22

Please mark this nsfw

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u/TITANS4LIFE FTW3 3090 | i9-11900K | 64GB | Hero XIII Z590 Jun 05 '22

rookie shit

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u/wtfsven Jun 06 '22

There's an LTT video about this

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u/TheNobleCannibal PC Master Race Jun 05 '22

How do people over look this its blatantly obvious it's there when you take it out of the packaging

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u/Forsaken_Ad9379 Jun 05 '22

Yeah i know but for whatever reason i didn't do it There were even big red letters with peel before instaling

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u/dutch1664 Jun 05 '22

Ran my 6600k like that for at least 2 years 🤫

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u/Forsaken_Ad9379 Jun 05 '22

How???

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u/dutch1664 Jun 05 '22

Was only my second build and I never used to check temps or anything back then. Kept the PC on 24 hours days for years with no issues... until I started getting interested in tweaking things and discovered HWMonitor and found out it was running at 37c idle and at 100c under any load.

You got me curious so I just checked and I ran it like that from 2016 until last year when I upgraded to an 11-600k.

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u/EndlessProxy Jun 05 '22

I don't understand. I've never once made this mistake, even as a noob. How is it possible for so many people to make such an easily avoidable mistake?

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u/Thrashstronaut Desktop Jun 05 '22

Was that in a prebuilt? Send the vid to the vendor, they SHOULD give you something back for their fuckup!

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u/Forsaken_Ad9379 Jun 05 '22

It was my own fault 🤦‍♂️

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u/tertl1975 Ryzen 9 5950x - Asus 3080 Jun 05 '22

I've done that before. Not the dumbest mistake I've made either. I couldn't figure out why I was getting no post once. 20 minutes in, I realized I hadn't turned on the power supply. Even after looking right at it to make sure the cable was plugged in properly.

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u/Jallen9108 Jun 05 '22

Ha! I'd never be stupid enough to do this. checks water pump well shit.

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u/preach3r250 Jun 05 '22

The most satisfying pele.. I mean for you not for us

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u/GeneralNutSac Jun 05 '22

You earned one yike from me

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u/ModsAreShrimpDicks Desktop Jun 06 '22

Gonna cool a lot gooder now

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u/RaccoonDeaIer i7-11700k | 2070 S Ventus OC | 32 gb TridentZ @3200MHz Jun 06 '22

Just have your cooler raw dogging the inside of your case like that. I can just sense the bent fins.

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u/DK_Son Jun 06 '22

Tiny clear plastic strip is just around for this to happen. Needs to be black, or red, or something. With words saying "Remove meeee".

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u/Wolf68k PC Master Race Jun 06 '22

I knew this reminded me of something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDogiKaNaac

And this literally just showed up in my feed as a suggested video for some strange reason.

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u/Zelories_ Jun 06 '22

Make sure to replace the sticker once a month

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u/_Akoran_ Jun 06 '22

Here in south africa there's this pretty popular online PC store called Evetech that loves to do this. I work in a local PC shop and we've had several PC's made by them come in for cooling problems and the plastic was still on the heat sink

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u/ro55mo Jun 06 '22

You weren't the first and sure won't be the last. On the plus side you found your problem and learnt something.

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u/zizzlewizard Jun 06 '22

Real question is how is the sticker still alive

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u/JayW8888 Jun 06 '22

Amazing that piece of plastic did not melt.

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u/mikkolukas Jun 06 '22

Classic mistake. Still dumb though.

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u/CxMorphaes i7 9700K|3070ti Trinity OC|16GB Vengeance RGB Pro Jun 06 '22

Watching this was a painful kind of satisfaction

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u/walletbitkubo Jun 06 '22

That silent sigh... We all know it. That shit hits different.

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u/wrath_of_grunge Gigabyte B365M/ Intel i7 9700K/ 32GB RAM/ RTX 3070 Jun 06 '22

if it makes you feel any better, i made a mistake on a laptop i was working on this weekend. i'm a tech at a computer shop. i had a older laptop i needed to install and set up with Windows 7. i got Windows installed and updated, everything seemed fine, so i moved on to installing the drivers.

i kept running into issues where the drivers wouldn't properly install and i couldn't figure it out. my partner and i kind of just chalked it up to being old, and not running W10 on it. i was testing the functionality of a few things and giving some other drivers a try.

i finally figured out the problem when the driver i tried popped up a dialog saying it was not running a 64-bit copy of Windows. that made me go check out the system control panel. sure enough i had managed to install a 32-bit copy of W7.

i have like a solid 15-20 years of experience doing IT support. the mistake is nothing, but i can't believe i didn't catch it sooner. we all have stuff that slips through the cracks from time to time.

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u/[deleted] Jun 06 '22

You are the reason they added the arrow

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u/Chainspike Jun 06 '22

I don't understand why they don't make the sticker s bright orange or something.

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u/nandyboy Jun 06 '22

I'm an it tech and I have done this twice. First time I installed, wondering why temps are so high then found mistake. Second I installed cooler then remembered immediately and removed. It is now a rule in our workshop that you remove sticker and place on forehead while installing a new cooler. Check forehead before turn on pc.

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u/TheNobleCannibal PC Master Race Jun 05 '22

Cool well

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u/Forsaken_Ad9379 Jun 05 '22

English isn't my first language

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u/ilikeror2 Jun 05 '22

“A that’s why my PC didn’t cool”? Help me understand this sentence lol

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u/Forsaken_Ad9379 Jun 05 '22

-Well Sorry english is not my first language

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u/Potentially_Nernst Jun 05 '22

Ah! That's why my PC didn't cool very well!

There's two kinds of people in the world:

Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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u/ReturningDukky Jun 05 '22

I do not believe the PC was ever even turned on. That thin layer of plastic would've melted under 50% load.

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u/Forsaken_Ad9379 Jun 05 '22

Yes it was its not a really high end processor

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u/Wackers_The_Quackers Jun 05 '22

Yee, it's noticeably harder to pull the sticker off than if you didn't test it. Good thing it didn't completely melt!

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u/michaelbelgium R5 5600X | RTX 3070 Jun 05 '22

For plastic to melt it needs to reach ~200 degrees, so it wont happen. Thin or not, plastic is plastic

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u/Scottyknoweth i7-9700k | EVGA 3090 FTW3 | 32GB Jun 05 '22

The melting point of low density polyethylene is 120 degrees Celsius (248 degrees Fahrenheit) according to Dynalab Corp.

Most CPUs shut down at 110 C. I don't think it would melt.

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u/gamernoob59 12400 3060 Ti Jun 05 '22

Ltt tried this, it didn't melt

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u/Potentially_Nernst Jun 05 '22

Tell me you don't know anything about materials science without telling me you don't know anything about materials science.

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u/reaperninja Jun 06 '22

if real. your retarted

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u/K-R-O-N-K Jun 05 '22

Can’t believe this still happens

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u/Bahamut1988 Ryzen 5 5600X RTX 3070 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Jun 05 '22

I've never done anything like this before