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CM 212+ Should I Lap it?

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Hey guys,

All my hardware has just been posted out for delivery tomorrow, while I'm at work today I have a chance to go shopping for any needed bits and I was thinking should I lap the CM 212+?

I have read most of the reviews and the results look good for a sub £20 HSF but would the results improve enough to warrent lapping the HSF as most pics show the bottom is not flat due to the pipes and base block.

I have some MX-2 thermal paste to apply from my older builds also.

So worth getting some sand paper today for a lapping session tomorrow?
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post #2 of 37
Lapping the CM 212+ is a bad idea, because you could end up sanding through the heat pipes.
Your 2500k will stay plenty cool with the CM 212+ as it is, so I wouldn't risk it.
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena View Post
Lapping the CM 212+ is a bad idea, because you could end up sanding through the heat pipes.
Your 2500k will stay plenty cool with the CM 212+ as it is, so I wouldn't risk it.
Thanks for the quick response... I'm using the CM 212+ until I hear back from Corsair regarding replacement brackets for my H50 as I don't have brackets that support 1156 and 1155 sockets.

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My setup is an i5-2500k w/ an 212+ as well
I'm running Prime 95 as we speak, here's my current config:

Core speed: 4.6ghz
Core Voltage: 1.376v
Current test duration: 7hrs 18min
Current max temp: 73ºC

I'd say that's pretty good under full load for 7 hours. It's averaging around 70ºC, and I have not altered the 212+, it's all factory
     
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Originally Posted by Kaosuonline View Post
My setup is an i5-2500k w/ an 212+ as well
I'm running Prime 95 as we speak, here's my current config:

Core speed: 4.6ghz
Core Voltage: 1.376v
Current test duration: 7hrs 18min
Current max temp: 73ºC

I'd say that's pretty good under full load for 7 hours. It's averaging around 70ºC, and I have not altered the 212+, it's all factory
To me that seems quite hot... What are your temps idle and your ambient?

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post #6 of 37
@ 73c max I think that is well within reasonable temp range.
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post #7 of 37
its a HDT cooler..so lapping it might end up cracking the pipes which is a worse scenario..its a decent cooler as it is just use high flow fans to cool it down..

73c is still a good temp considering its clocked to 4.6Ghz..and the voltage is just that low..
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post #8 of 37
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Thanks guys... I have plenty of fans to choose from which should keep it cool.

I'm gonna aim for 4.5GHz and hope to hear about these brackets for the H50.
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post #9 of 37
well the h50 is not that bad for a closed type WC..though IMO you might just get the same or the difference would not be that much from the 212+..
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Well I already own the H50 and if Corsair can supply the bracket free of charge it might be worth the small job of changing out the HSF. Will see what happens roll on tomorrow!!
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