MikeC wrote:I've never actually seen any HS perform worse with age. This is not to say it couldn't happen, but it seems highly unlikely
I agree, Mike: and, as a matter of fact, that's what I should have written when commenting some days ago.
On a second thought I realized that in case unlikely doesn't mandatorily (literally) mean impossible.
Given that, a further investigation should have been advisable for the sake of knowledge.
That's why some days ago I contacted the authors, and particularly mr. Kwan from Calgary in order to verify how such statements are backed.
While my interest towards the specific argument were somewhat appreciated, at least to some degree, mr. Kwan noted that my "snarky" remarks (like "Literally a shitload of..." you may see above) was not respecteful at all, and he was right: definitely when someone used cinism or sarcasm against me I would be unlikely "happy"... long story short, I begged mr. Kwan/APH pardon for being inpolite, and I hope my apologies may be accepted, so I'm doing here.
Set aside my own personal slope, I've asked him the reasons of their convincement: long story short (I don't want to duplicate here the long exchange with mr. Kwan), their main points seem to be two logical arguments.
First of all that a reduced contact due to incongruent material expansion/contraction through many cycles repeated daily for about a year, will cause a decrease in cooling performance more probably than any other logical alternative. Secondly no involved manufacturer (Cooler Master, Scythe, and so on) had ever made any claim against their reviews, even if informed about. According also to mr. Kwan the first argument was somehow (I didn't well understood atm) endorsed by http://schulich.ucalgary.ca/profiles/markus-r-dann
Positively mr. Kwan also his willingness to perform a one year later redux of that Ninja 4.
What do you think about, Mike?
Well, I think that's all.