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Hey everyone,
About a month and a half ago, I had ordered a brand new Cooler master 212 plus to go my current rig (see below, C3 Phenom II X4 955 BE). And to my wonderful surprise, the first 8 hours of prime 95 ( didn't have too much time, I had to do some things), the temps went to idle 27C and load 49C. This was with the stock Cooler master thermal paste. However, I recently moved to a new place with my inlaws, which honestly is not that hot at all or too different, but now, with no overclock, just stock 3.2Ghz, no mods to voltage or anything, my temps are as follows, idle: 33C and load: 58C. So now its no better than the stock AMD heatsink that came with my CPU wth.gif

And fan speed on my Antec 300 makes no difference, setting positive or negative pressure. One thing I noticed, but this was after the heat spike while looking, my Cooler master 212 can rotate 3-5 degrees counterclockwise, or clockwise, but all the screws are well secured. The cooler master is pointing to my back exhaust fan btw, a 120mm. And cool n quiet is enable on the mobo.

So what do you guys think, maybe the Cooler master thermal paste has been ruined? I used the single rice grain method and for weeks it showed awesome temps.
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Its one of the highest praised methods around and I know many people who have never had any problems with it. As for me i use a spreader tool cause i like to ensure that my cpu is covered fully before seating my cooler. I would suggest trying to reapply and see what results are gonna happen
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post #3 of 9
I have the same twist-ability with my 212+ after multiple reseats, I think it's part of the design.

That does sound like your mounting was messed with in transit though. I would clean off the old paste, apply new, and reseat.
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I have the same twist-ability with my 212+ after multiple reseats, I think it's part of the design.
That does sound like your mounting was messed with in transit though. I would clean off the old paste, apply new, and reseat.

I didn't think about that. Thanx, I'll have to give it a try tomorrow, have the night shift. Laters! and Rep to everyone.
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post #5 of 9
I'm running the 212 EVO and my idle temps are around 32C - but its much lower than the stock.

I think my room is just a bit hotter, plus the chase is somewhat under a desk (not enclosed).
 
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post #6 of 9
Yeah, keep in mind ambient temperature -- if this new area is 6C hotter or more, this is par for the course.
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post #7 of 9
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Well, just to update, I did reseat new thermal paste, and retighted a bit, but still yeah, only like 33-34C at idle. Ranguvar might have a point, my body might not detect the difference, but it could be a few degrees hotter here in this new house. Old house was mostly wood floors and walls, this is all concrete. Oh well. Not like my CPU is ruined.


BTW, anyone have an opinion on mounting my CM212 90 degrees to point my fan air flow UP out of the case instead of back. My Antec 300 has a 140mm top fan exhaust. Or would that hurt the ball bearings for the fan with it being vertical instead of sideways?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

BTW, anyone have an opinion on mounting my CM212 90 degrees to point my fan air flow UP out of the case instead of back. My Antec 300 has a 140mm top fan exhaust. Or would that hurt the ball bearings for the fan with it being vertical instead of sideways?


 

I don't see why it would hurt the fan to be mounted that way. As far as I can tell, Cooler Master uses the same fan with the Hyper 212+ as the ones you can buy separately for your case or whatever. Logically, since case fans can be mounted in whatever direction, so could this one.

 

As far as contact with CPU, you'll want to make sure the HS still covers the whole CPU surface before committing to this idea, otherwise the whole exercise is pointless.

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Quote:
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*snip*

Is it much warmer in the new place? Ambient temps can have a big impact on cooling performance.

Edit: Sorry, missed the part you mentioned it wasn't much warmer/different, still, even a few degrees can have an impact, perhaps test the original AMD cooler, see if that's worse as well?
Edited by AvatarSteve - 4/12/12 at 7:19pm
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