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Personally, I use this to remove it along with a lint free cloth. When I reapply I use a rice sized dot on the middle of the cpu.
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Originally Posted by BloodyRory View Post
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.
    
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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.
Yeah I'm going to be using a different TIM, mx-4 I think I will be using, I used all of the thermal grease that came with the cooler (yeah ik, I put on a lot..). I will be overclocking in the future, but I'm just trying to get my system together right now. Also, I'll probably want lower temps that you are getting, idk I'd like to see myself getting around 60c under load, so my overclock will probably be a bit lower than yours.
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I just put a pea sized dot right in center of chip and mount heatsink. The heat will spread it out all by itself.

Spreading it can lead to airbubbles.
I absolutely F'ing hate it when people say use a "pea" sized dot. A PEA IS HUGE!!!!

For the love of god people stop suggesting a pea sized dot...


Back on topic...: HDT coolers do have a different technique as mentioned above.
    
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Yeah I'm going to be using a different TIM, mx-4 I think I will be using, I used all of the thermal grease that came with the cooler (yeah ik, I put on a lot..). I will be overclocking in the future, but I'm just trying to get my system together right now. Also, I'll probably want lower temps that you are getting, idk I'd like to see myself getting around 60c under load, so my overclock will probably be a bit lower than yours.
I just noticed your Fallout Club link, and thought this might interest you...I love Fallout, and when playing New Vegas, my temps never break 60, so once you get this mounted right, you will be in good shape!

The only time I have ever broken 60 under load was rendering a 2 hour movie in After Effects, and it hit about 65. When I drop the OC down to 4.3ghz, temps fall into upper 40s under load. Mid 50s in Prime95.
    
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...I read online that I should be using Alcohol, but I'm to afraid to put it in contact with the cpu...
Alcohol is about the safest product you can work with around electronics. The good stuff 90%+ if fairly cheap for a small bottle and works on everything. Just don't drink it. Seriously. It's awful.

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Personally, I use this to remove it along with a lint free cloth. When I reapply I use a rice sized dot on the middle of the cpu.
Yep, Arctic Silver ArctiClean works great if you don't mind paying a bit more for it. Otherwise you can use some soft cloth to wipe the majority off, lint-free for the final pass, and give it another wipe to get your Cheetos-covered fingerprints of the CPU.
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