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Hyper t4 heatsink plate not making good contact with center of CPU.
Also terrible product. Had awful experience thus far. Cant imagine what their testing process was like before green lighting this thing.

So I had a stock heatsink on my 3570k Intel CPU. It gave me pretty bad temperatures 70celsius wasn't uncommon. It was snap on and I found that it was difficult to get it to lock in securely. So I made it a point to avoid heatsinks with snap technology.
Since I am just looking for decent temps not planning on over clocking just something that won't put my CPU's life expectancy in danger.

I got a Hyper T4 from Cooler Master

Got it and installed it, (not very pleased with the installation process) nor the clearance on this thing.
The order in which you have to assemble it is a pain.
The pieces are finicky

The big let down is that it still a bit loose isn't as tight as my old h40 corsair (which had really good temps 29-40 Celsius).
I thought all 4 screw's would tighten it in place instead there's a sort of clamp system in the middle. (which doesn't seem to offer enough pressure imo)
But for 15$ figured wasn't going to complain.

My temps came back meh
I added a second fan helped a tad, still high.
So I removed it, to find that the thermal paste was not making contact with center of the heatsinks copper plate.
Could it be that the plate isn't flush.

I then tried with a bit more thermal paste only in the center (didn't spread it) and it helped a bit made contact.

Still hitting highs of about 65 during gaming.
Is this normal?
.

I would not recommend this product to anyone. Wish I'd gotten 212 but wasn't on sale at time and didn't want to wait.

I had a screw which had clogged threads, was like cement in between really hard to remove had to dip it in lighter fluid to try to dissolve it. Rinsed it throughly of course.
No spare anything in the kit either.

Anyways big let down, even though i'm positive cooler master makes good products, this sort of experience really puts a sour taste in my mind and I don't see myself getting cm anytime soon. Though I am eyeing the coolchip technology they are working on, hopefully that will redeem them in my eyes.
I wish thing were more universal, just sell the heatsink separately from attachments that way we can just buy attachments with a few spares in case and one that barely gets the job done.

Why is it so hard after all these years to develop something half decent, awful clearance awful installation, still not snug fit. Im sad Intel still sells their CPUs with heatsinks that are made to be scrapped . itd buy OEM chips but they don't cost any less.



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Edited by paprika88 - 10/15/15 at 6:09pm
post #2 of 4
It sounds more like a TIM (Thermal Interface Material) issue. The T4 should've come with some that's actually passable, based on the other CM TIM I've tried. The issue here might be your application/installation. If you need a new TIM, I recommend GC-Extreme by Gelid.

That said, 65C is a perfectly acceptable temperature for your 3570k under load. I don't know anything else about your system (ambient air temperature, case airflow, other heat-generating components, etc.), so it seems to me like the cooler is performing as advertised - better than your stock cooling solution.
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Originally Posted by paprika88 View Post

But for 15$ figured wasn't going to complain.

I would not recommend this product to anyone... I don't see myself getting cm anytime soon.

The T4 is a cheap, budget cooler. You shouldn't be surprised if you get cheap, budget performance. Judging Cooler Master's product lineup by one of their cheapest offerings is rather disingenuous. You're looking at a product made of molded, bent, and stamped copper and aluminum, shipped with mounting brackets for both AMD and Intel coolers, came with TIM and a fan with all the complex moving parts that entails, all for $15. I've spent more on a single fan. You might just need to lower your expectations.
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Originally Posted by gftgy View Post

It sounds more like a TIM (Thermal Interface Material) issue. The T4 should've come with some that's actually passable, based on the other CM TIM I've tried. The issue here might be your application/installation. If you need a new TIM, I recommend GC-Extreme by Gelid.

That said, 65C is a perfectly acceptable temperature for your 3570k under load. I don't know anything else about your system (ambient air temperature, case airflow, other heat-generating components, etc.), so it seems to me like the cooler is performing as advertised - better than your stock cooling solution.
The T4 is a cheap, budget cooler. You shouldn't be surprised if you get cheap, budget performance. Judging Cooler Master's product lineup by one of their cheapest offerings is rather disingenuous. You're looking at a product made of molded, bent, and stamped copper and aluminum, shipped with mounting brackets for both AMD and Intel coolers, came with TIM and a fan with all the complex moving parts that entails, all for $15. I've spent more on a single fan. You might just need to lower your expectations.

Go with the Gelid thermal paste that was recommended. It is much better than the so so stuff that coolermaster sends.
But really your in good shape. I bet the gelid drops you at least 5-7 Derees celcius or more.
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Originally Posted by Jaimelmiel View Post

Go with the Gelid thermal paste that was recommended. It is much better than the so so stuff that coolermaster sends.
But really your in good shape. I bet the gelid drops you at least 5-7 Derees celcius or more.

considering the OP is complaining about the performance of a $15 HSF.... i seriously doubt he's willing to dish out the $ for new TIM... just leave this one be guys biggrin.gif
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