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This thread will soon have pics, but for now Im gonna just go really in depth with how to properly apply TIM to a Hyper 212+.

1. if brand new, unpack from box.

2. youll notice that the heatpipes are the kind that directly contact the chip. This will be very important in a few steps.

3. Select your CPU's backplate.

4. install the loose leaf mounting bracket to the heatsink.

5. Remember those heatpipes I mentioned earlier? Apply your TIM to the heatpipes in thin beads along the centre of each of the 4 heatpipes. Then torque down to cpu.

6. remove the sink, MAKE SURE the TIM has flowed onto the whole surface of the heatpipes that contact the chip. id also possibly put a small dot in the centre of the CPU before torquing down in step 5.

7. if all looks good, reinstall and your heatsink is ready for cooling! If not, redo Step 5.

8. your Hyper 212+ is ready for work.

Reminder: I will be posting pics in this thread for further help later.
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Check this out:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5


Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:35pm
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i just drop a drop on the cpu and let pressure do its thing.

gives me good temps
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i just drop a drop on the cpu and let pressure do its thing.

gives me good temps
I tried it both ways, and I got better temps with this method.
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