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Got a new mobo and everything is running at stock clocks on my rig atm, reseated my CPU/HSF and used some arctic silver 5, temps seem a little high tho at idle.

I've done this a million times so it's not new to me but I havent used AS5 much, is 37-40 degrees at idle normal when AS5 is first applied, I know it takes time to settle in?

Anyway I think I will be taking it off and reapplying with the hyper 212 tonight, I guess my main question is does AS5 take time to give decent temps? And are those idle temps too high for stock clocks and stock HSF. Max temps during gaming (BC2) was 59 degrees.

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I think AS5 takes 50-200 hours to provide best cooling performance. However, if you want to reapply it by all means go for it.
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It lowers 3C after ~100 hours of use. I am using it now actually lol.
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Ok thanks, I will let it settle in for a while.

Quick question, I havent used the hyper 212 plus before and was curious as to how tight you tightened the back plates on these as well as the cross brace on the top, I like things firm and in place and would hate to crack something tightening it. Is there any way to judge for the correct tension or is it all done by feel.
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The mobo plate and screws just enough to keep it snugg and the top bracket mount screws you can tighten as much as you want. It is by feel lol.

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The mobo plate and screws just enough to keep it snugg and the top bracket mount screws you can tighten as much as you want. It is by feel lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSq_xbxsm7Q

Thanks yeah I saw a few of these vids they were helpful, just thought owners might be able to describe the tension feel a bit better, cheers for the link.

How have you found has been the best way of thermal paste application on the 212, I usually use the rice grain method and it's worked well in the past. These newer 212 plus's don't have the channels dug out in between the copper sections on the heatsink plate, would the rice grain method still be advisable on these?
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I still do the rice grain myself.
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