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post #2001 of 6664
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i should first fill up the gaps between the pipes and the block and then apply TIM via the line method, right?
also should i apply a thin layer on the processor too?
Yes, fill in the gaps first then apply thin lines. You won't need to apply a thin layer on the processor. It's better to apply as little as possible than over applying.
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No. Just spread a line along the THREE aluminum strips between the heatpipes and mount it. Putting some on the cpu as well is a sure way to get air bubbles. My tests have shown that you get a better spread and lower temps by NOT cramming it in the gaps first.

Also, before you do that you need to run a straight edge from side to side (perpendicular to the heatipes) to make sure the aluminum base doesn't stick out further than the copper heatpipes. One of mine did and I lowered temps 5C by lightly lapping the aluminum so it was even with the heatpipes. It also evened out the temps of my four cores to with 2C of each other at full load instead of the 6-7C difference it had before. But be careful. Use a sharpie to put a mark across the heatpipes so you don't end up lapping them as well and accidently wear through them and ruin things.
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but would not filling in the gaps affect the heat transfer!!

sorry, i didnt get the 2nd paragraph
you mean to say that all 4 copper pipes should be in contact with the cpu

Also i few pages back a member chinesethunda said "the fans are too big and stick over my ram slots" on his Gigabyte GA-H55 LGA1156 and i am worried if my Asus M4A87TD EVO will also have similar problem as ram slots a closer to the cpu
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I'd like to join the club! Installed mine today. Ran Crysis 2 @ 1080p for about an hour and temps only went up to 50 max. Very nice cooler, and it fit well in my Rosewill Gear X3 case. The fan does hit the first RAM slot, so I just slid it up a bit.
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I'd like to join the club! Installed mine today. Ran Crysis 2 @ 1080p for about an hour and temps only went up to 50 max. Very nice cooler, and it fit well in my Rosewill Gear X3 case. The fan does hit the first RAM slot, so I just slid it up a bit.
That's what I did as well, I'm using 38mm deep Ultra Kaze's and the push fan covers the first two dimms. I actually think it's a good thing because it offsets the dead spots of both fans and theoretically should increase the cooling potential.

 
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but would not filling in the gaps affect the heat transfer!!

sorry, i didnt get the 2nd paragraph
you mean to say that all 4 copper pipes should be in contact with the cpu

Also i few pages back a member chinesethunda said "the fans are too big and stick over my ram slots" on his Gigabyte GA-H55 LGA1156 and i am worried if my Asus M4A87TD EVO will also have similar problem as ram slots a closer to the cpu
Yes. The 4 copper heatpipes absolutely HAVE to be in full contact with the CPU for the heatsink to function. If only the grey aluminum of the base comes in contact you essentially render the heatsink useless as it's ability to transfer the heat to the heatpipes would be greatly diminished.

The theory is that filling in the gaps will help with the heat transfer, but my tests have shown that not to be the case. I've tried applying the TIM just about every way imaginable except for applying the lines directly to the heatpipes themselves and I'll be trying that early next week after the Chimp Challenge is over.

As for your motherboard, the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 seems to be okay. Not sure how much difference there is between that and yours though. But unless you have the really tall heatspreaders on your ram you shouldn't have a problem. You might need to slide the fan up just a bit to clear the ram closest to the cpu, but that should affect cooling enough to worry about. Maybe 1 or 2C at most, if even that much.
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What paste do you guys find to be the best for the Hyper 212+? I tried a couple different ones from Shin Etsu, CM, and AS, and I found AS5 to be the best, even before curing time.
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That's what I did as well, I'm using 38mm deep Ultra Kaze's and the push fan covers the first two dimms. I actually think it's a good thing because it offsets the dead spots of both fans and theoretically should increase the cooling potential.

i also have ultra kazes 3000rpms in push pull. But mine are from botton to the top. Exhausting to the top 140mm in my case. Good cooler though
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What paste do you guys find to be the best for the Hyper 212+? I tried a couple different ones from Shin Etsu, CM, and AS, and I found AS5 to be the best, even before curing time.
In order from best to worst of the ones I've tried.

Arctic Cooling MX-2 > Coolermaster Thermal Fusion 400 (what comes with the 212+) > AC MX-1 > IC Diamond 24 > > > > > AS5 for the testing I've done. I hate AS5 as it never gives me good results and never really has.
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I am wondering whats the best fan that has blue leds that I can use with this cooler?
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