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Is something wrong with my Hyper 212+ TIM application?

post #1 of 24
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Yeah for a friend's build I got the Hyper 212+
My TIM application was VERY messy.
I tried to fill in those gaps but then the TIM was sticky so whenever I moved it to the next line there's a bunch of unneeded really thin lines of it. Then I applied the 3 line (about 1 cm long)
I'm idling at 40C and the ambient inside the case is 30C.
The case is an old Dell with only one fan out the back.
I am using the TIM that comes with the cooler.
I also clean the hyper 212+ with arcticlean quite a bit and it smells a little lemony. Does it mean it's still on it?

You guys suspect the case's fault, or the application?

Shouldn't the temp be like 4-5 degrees above ambient and not 10?

Loadin at 65 before I shut off prime.
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post #2 of 24
Application. 3 lines? That is far too much. I make a small X usually and that always gives me lower temps than both the line method and the dot method
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What type of computer is it?

Cause my P4 rig runs with passive cooling a bit hotter then my sig rig with 2x 120mm fans and a 200mm fan.
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Application. 3 lines? That is far too much. I make a small X usually and that always gives me lower temps than both the line method and the dot method
Small x?!?!?!
So many people recommend this guide
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

Except do it with 3 shorter lines.

EDIT: What temps are YOU getting?
Ambient?
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post #5 of 24
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What type of computer is it?

Cause my P4 rig runs with passive cooling a bit hotter then my sig rig with 2x 120mm fans and a 200mm fan.
What do you mean?
It's a quad 955 Phenom II x4
    
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
Application. 3 lines? That is far too much. I make a small X usually and that always gives me lower temps than both the line method and the dot method
Line method works best for me. Dunnno

I've always been under the imrpession that for HDT coolers, you need one line on each heat pipe
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post #7 of 24
Yeah, one really thin line for each. Seems like hell just to get it cos TIM's too sticky, I just did the normal spread method instead. Temps seem the same.
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post #8 of 24
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Yeah, one really thin line for each. Seems like hell just to get it cos TIM's too sticky, I just did the normal spread method instead. Temps seem the same.
thin as in like... 07 lead?
    
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post #9 of 24
The case is definitely starving the cooler of fresh air.

As far as application, I found that with HDT coolers, you don't need to waste all that time filling in the gaps. Just spread a little TIM directly on each copper pipe and install the cooler. Any excess will fill the gaps on its own over time with heat and pressure.
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post #10 of 24
but if you just do that soaceballsrules, wont air get cought in the small gaps.
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