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Hello all fellow hyper 212+ owners!
I simply have a few questions about the installation of the TIM.
Should I use the sixth and seventh pictures' method for the 212? does it work well?
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

I've also purhcased the newly released artic cooling mxx-3. This tim id fairly hard to spread (view this video, mx-3 is the third paste: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...-vicosity.html ).

thanks inadvance,
I will now scour this thread for anything that will answer my questions
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The last method on that page is best. Small lines in between the heat pipes. So with the 212+, 3 lines instead of 2.
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Yes, the bottom method is the preferred method.

MX-3 is excellent, but if you have a problem with it being too thick heat it up with a hair dryer first to make it easier to work with. This is why I much prefer MX-2 instead of MX-3.

And the TIM that comes with the 212+ is excellent. I doubt if you would find more than 1C difference between it and the MX-3, if that much. It's also easier to work with.
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I can return my mx-3 for mx-2 if required. the difference is 4 dollars. What do oyu guys think? i really dont trust the stock tim
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Originally Posted by Blazing angel View Post
I can return my mx-3 for mx-2 if required. the difference is 4 dollars. What do oyu guys think? i really dont trust the stock tim
Then you are foolish as it is EXCELLENT. It out performs AS-5 and most of the other more popular TIM's and is easy to apply.

I would definitely swap MX-3 for MX-2 or MX-4 in a heartbeat.
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Ok what's the best method for cleaning the thermal paste from the base of the 212+? I find that it's almost impossible to get all of the remnants of paste cleaned out from in between the pipes. Is it ok if some remains? I have always used flat base coolers, like Zalman's, and those are easy to clean off completely. This is my first direct-contact heatpipe cooler.

The only reason I ask is that I think I will try and reapply some MX-3. Maybe I didn't apply it correctly, although I did do the 2 line method. Right now Asus PC Probe II shows the CPU temp at 39C (CoreTemp shows 27C). To me 39C seems a bit high. I am not doing any overclocking except for using Asus Turbo Unlocker, which dynamically overclocks each of the 6 cores, and I have CnQ off. Are my temps too high?

By the way here are my pics:


Edited by HotWasabiPeas - 9/27/10 at 8:26pm
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Here is mine. I have 2 Ultra Kaze's on it. They only seem to run at 2777rpm's. I had to Xigmatek's on it running at 41C and went down to around 34C with the Ultra Kaze's.
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I can't return the mx 3, only perform a exchange
I'll think I'll jus keep the mx 3

Someone mentioned heating up the paste after the application
I also mentioned a guide a few posts earlier. Would it be a bad idea to put the lines of paste ontye copper heatsink instead of the space between the copper?
My 212 came with a plastic fan mount
Would it be hard to install a fan after the 212 is installed?
It's my first build, I'm a bi nervous
The reason I dint want to use the stock Tim is because I believe it is electrically conductive
I want to be cautious
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Ok what's the best method for cleaning the thermal paste from the base of the 212+? I find that it's almost impossible to get all of the remnants of paste cleaned out from in between the pipes. Is it ok if some remains? I have always used flat base coolers, like Zalman's, and those are easy to clean off completely. This is my first direct-contact heatpipe cooler.

The only reason I ask is that I think I will try and reapply some MX-3. Maybe I didn't apply it correctly, although I did do the 2 line method. Right now Asus PC Probe II shows the CPU temp at 39C (CoreTemp shows 27C). To me 39C seems a bit high. I am not doing any overclocking except for using Asus Turbo Unlocker, which dynamically overclocks each of the 6 cores, and I have CnQ off. Are my temps too high?

By the way here are my pics:

I used a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to really get deep down in between the copper and the aluminum gaps. Use some wet and some dry for the best effect. Let it dry and rub any excess fibers out with a lint free cloth as best you can. It seemed safe for me since my temps dropped by a few degrees in total.
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Originally Posted by HotWasabiPeas View Post
Ok what's the best method for cleaning the thermal paste from the base of the 212+?
By the way here are my pics:
Use an old toothbrush and some Isopropyl Alcohol to clean it. NEVER under any circumstances use Rubbing Alcohol as it contains petroleum by products that act as an insulator causing higher temps. ONLY use ISOPROPYL Alcohol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blazing angel View Post
I can't return the mx 3, only perform a exchange
I'll think I'll jus keep the mx 3

Someone mentioned heating up the paste after the application
I also mentioned a guide a few posts earlier. Would it be a bad idea to put the lines of paste ontye copper heatsink instead of the space between the copper?
My 212 came with a plastic fan mount
Would it be hard to install a fan after the 212 is installed?
It's my first build, I'm a bi nervous
Use the bottom method in the guide posted above and use 3 lines instead of 2 due to the number of heatpipes.

And yes, it's VERY easy to install the fan with the heatsink in place. That's by design.
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