Originally Posted by BloodyRory
I'm a total noob at this, so I'm taking your post as this.
TIM = thermal grease
So basically you're telling me to put a small square on the bottom of the cooler and then mount it onto the cpu? I've seen a video where they did that and they rubbed the cooler around a bit onto the cpu and then left it sit there. Would that be right?
Yes, TIM is thermal grease. I am also using a Hyper 212+ and 2500k on an ASRock Extreme 4 mb. I used the TIM that came with the 212 as it is actually quite good. Just for reference, I am running at 4.6ghz 24/7 stable with vcore 1.32, and max temps in Prime95 blend of 75c.
When cleaning TIM off of your cpu and cooler, make sure the alcohol only has water and alcohol in it. 90%, or 70% does not really matter as long as the inactive ingredient is only water. Some rubbing alcohols have mineral spirits and other greases and oils in them. Make sure that no lint is left on the CPU or cooler.
I applied my TIM using the credit card method and made sure that the TIM filled the heatpipe gaps on the bottom of the 212. I think my results were pretty good.