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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by subzer0 View Post

I have the original 212. That was a double tower design and it had a nice polished base. Now CM decided to use a "direct contact" pipe design which I think made it worse. Too bad I only have the intel backplate for it.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2731

They sort of sell that cooler still. It is the Hyper 212 Evo. But it is one big tower instead of those 2 smaller ones, and it still has the full polished base. That is the hyper 212+ that they are using. It is actually quite a good cooler when thermal paste is applied properly. I forget where I found the article, but it was a massive test of application methods to use for the different types of coolers that you have. The direct heat pipe coolers seem to do best when you apply the TIM directly to the heat pipes. A somewhat small line directly on each heat pipe tented to give the best results. The problem with the direct heat pipe towers is that there are ridges between the pipes and the TIM doesn't always fill in these gaps. When I used my hyper 212+ i would pack TIM directly into these channels and then use a credit card to level it off. It at least in my mind ensured as much of the surface area I could possibly use would be used to transfer heat. If it actually did anything I don't know but it gave me peace of mind. Try the lines directly on the heat pipes and see if that helps at all.

I will try and find the article with the application methods.
post #12 of 16
Ok so its not on the heat pipes, but on the metal parts between the pipes. Enjoy the article.


http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=5
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

It's actually better but it doesn't scale so well for AMD's HUGE IHSs. nor does it scale well for high power output. It's just the lack of surface area that the hyper 212 that prevents them from performing better
Slapping a even LOUDER fan doesn't do much either because it's already at it's limit plus already the stock fan is loud as a rock band playing the apocalypse (although it's VERY overrated but still)

And no, The original 212 isn't a twin tower. It probably is a precursor for the megahalems

The newer ones with the direct cantact heat pipes have gaps that run all the way to the edge of the base. You can see the gaps where the pipes come out. I've managed to install the new CM Hyper TX3 and the load temps with the cpu at 1.33V are 64C with the fan running at a loud 2700 rpm. I don't think the temp would be that high with the last TX version with the fans at 1800 rpm.

I took out the 8 core and placed it on top of the old Hyper 212 and it fit like a glove. Pic included. hyper212amd8core.JPG 90k .JPG file
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post #14 of 16
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They sort of sell that cooler still. It is the Hyper 212 Evo. But it is one big tower instead of those 2 smaller ones, and it still has the full polished base. That is the hyper 212+ that they are using. It is actually quite a good cooler when thermal paste is applied properly. I forget where I found the article, but it was a massive test of application methods to use for the different types of coolers that you have. The direct heat pipe coolers seem to do best when you apply the TIM directly to the heat pipes. A somewhat small line directly on each heat pipe tented to give the best results. The problem with the direct heat pipe towers is that there are ridges between the pipes and the TIM doesn't always fill in these gaps. When I used my hyper 212+ i would pack TIM directly into these channels and then use a credit card to level it off. It at least in my mind ensured as much of the surface area I could possibly use would be used to transfer heat. If it actually did anything I don't know but it gave me peace of mind. Try the lines directly on the heat pipes and see if that helps at all.

I will try and find the article with the application methods.

I might try one of those application methods tonight or tomorow. Thanks for the article link.thumb.gif
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Does anything seem wrong? The mosfet heatsink (the one to the left of the cpu) feels really hot after a stress test.

Also, even with both side doors off, cpu still reaches 65.

70C is high for sure. I mean even the stock cooler I had on never went higher than that.
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Ok, so I ended up getting a Noctua D14 and had to order a stock AMD backplate from Noctua (they sent it out for free and everything smile.gif). It arrived today so I installed it.

I'm pretty happy with the results. With the same settings as before, I got 47c at load ninja.gif

I put the voltage up to 1.41 (approx 0.1v higher) and the frequency up to 4.6 ghz.



Stable for an hour and didn't even hit 60c! applaud.gif

How high should I take this temperature wise?
Edited by remoteman213 - 8/26/13 at 10:21pm
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