Warning! Remove before installation is the typical message under the copper-plated base of most of today's heatsinks. Every cooler needs to protect its base plate so as to guarantee perfect contact with the processors surface. To put this simply, better contact improves the heat transfer from the processor to the heatsinks base.
The thermal energy then starts moving forward to the fins though the heatpipes. As an effect, the whole Killer Whale gets hotter and hotter, thats why we need a fan to push away all these waves of thermal energy. After all, its a whale! Ruler of huge waves.
To be quite honest, while we have seen better polished bases, we have also seen worse. A coin passed our mirror test but still the reflection remained fuzzy. If you want to squeeze out a little extra performance, I would recommend you to take care of this issue and start lapping it gently. Otherwise, the TIM (Thermal Interface Material) should be capable of filling the gaps between the surfaces of the processor and the heatsink respectively.
DeepCool offers you their thermal grease called DeepCool Z9. In contrast with Artic Silver 5, DeepCools Z9 is more difficult to spread over the CPU surface. But still, yeah, this is DeepCools best thermal grease. Way better than its predecessors TG-1 and Z5.
DeepCool Killer Whale CPU Cooler review DeepCool is devoted to Green & Eco protection offering professional high quality products with innovative design and first class manufacturing. One of their recently manufactured products is the catchy Killer Whale cooler, which was made to extend their Seven Seas domination throughout our Core i7 sockets too. Contrary to other heatsinks, this product doesnt look familiar nor is it common-shaped. Thus, I must admit that we are very excited to test this Killer Whale as to appraise its value. Fasten your seat belts, grab a couple of fishing rods and lets go for whale adventures coming straight at you.