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Hi all, was just wondering what I could do to fix the wiggle problem on the hyper 212 coolers.

I've got a 212 evo coming next week along with my new 2500k, any ideas on a fix?

I was thinking to cut some grooves into the bracket where it sits on the base of the cooler, hopefully slotting nicely in there and keeping it sturdy.
Edited by Korruptive - 8/25/12 at 2:03pm
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post #2 of 17

Swivel? Got pics?

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post #3 of 17
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Sorry I meant wiggle redface.gif

Quoting from another forum.

"I noticed there is a lot more wiggle room when you mount on the Intel CPUs. If you mount these on AMDs they clamp down extremely tight. Almost scared me when I seen the bracket bend."

"The wiggle is caused by a design flaw in the mounting bracket. The pin on the cooler's base is supposed to keep it from swiveling, but the holes on the bracket for the pin are larger than the pin. No matter how much you tighten the bracket nut or mounting screws the whole heat sink is going to swivel. If you accidentally move it you can produce air pockets in your TIM which may cause your temps to rise.
The 212 EVO uses the same flawed bracket. "

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post #4 of 17
I've had mine for 2 years now and it's been in two different builds and always had "wiggle" never had an issue with it.
post #5 of 17
Mine also wiggles, doesn't bother me, and don't think that performance is being halted either...
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post #6 of 17
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It annoys me though tongue.gif

I have a 212+ and an EVO coming in the mail so I will have a bracket spare, just wondering what to use to cut it considering I don't have a dremel (I really should get one)
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post #7 of 17
Mine I have on my 2600k does this. No noticeable increase in temps from "wiggling" it either.
     
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But if you think about it you're shifting the paste around between the CPU/HS each time it wiggles
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Originally Posted by Korruptive View Post

But if you think about it you're shifting the paste around between the CPU/HS each time it wiggles

True but like I said Ive noticed no negative impact. It may matter more if the cooler had a flat base which it doesn't. I have the paste packed in between the pipes really well.
     
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yes this is very annoying, happened to me too, i though it was my fault being noob at puting a heatsink
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