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post #11 of 22
Yes, the TIM it comes with is good, as good as AS5 and better since it doesn't need any time to cure. And no, a second fan doesn't make a difference worthy enough to make it a big deal.
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
According to the test in the link, there was very little difference VS single Fan... I don't think I will bother going with a extra fan...
Well I plan on running them both at 2000RPM. I'll take what ever drops I can get because im already hitting 70c on my hottest cores with my OC. If I had it to do over again, I'd have went with a higher end cooler. As far as the TIM goes though, it's good stuff.
     
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post #13 of 22
But it looks so much cooler with 2 fans!! I used the TIM that came with mine, it's good stuff.
post #14 of 22
I've got the CM hyper 212, haven't put it on yet... wondering if the AC MX-2 I have would be any better than the TIM it comes with?
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post #15 of 22
I like mx-2 myself. And heck a 30gram tube last a long time. The stuff i get i mostly just put in a drawer, in case someone needs some and doesn't have any.
post #16 of 22
The stock TIM that comes with the 212+ is already good.

As for push/pull setup, I didn't really notice a difference in temps. Ambient room temps will make a bigger difference than adding on a 2nd fan. I had an extra blademaster so I just added it on there. But buying a blademaster for $10-$15 to add as a pull fan, I don't think it's worth it.
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post #17 of 22
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How high of a load will the CM 212 + be able to handle using Sandy 2500k? Will it handle 5GHz at 1.45v V-core? Maybe I've should have gone for a D-14 instead?

I will be pretty happy with 4.8GHz, since I know 5GHz can be difficult...
    
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post #18 of 22
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How high of a load will the CM 212 + be able to handle using Sandy 2500k? Will it handle 5GHz at 1.45v V-core? Maybe I've should have gone for a D-14 instead?

I will be pretty happy with 4.8GHz, since I know 5GHz can be difficult...
1.45v will eat that chip. More like 1.35v max. 5GHz is achievable but I'd try to stay at about 4.5GHz on a 212+.
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post #19 of 22
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1.45v will eat that chip. More like 1.35v max. 5GHz is achievable but I'd try to stay at about 4.5GHz on a 212+.
I'm hoping for 4.8GHz at max 1.4v V-core... We'll see tomorrow if I get a lucky chip..
    
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post #20 of 22
That silver TIM that comes with CM Hyper 212 is great..

Push-Pull is useless and not worth it..

If you close sides of the cooler you will force the entire amount of air that fan pushes to go all the way through the cooler (the air would not escape on the sides)..

By doing that temps would drop by couple of deg. C.. (I have done it myself)

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