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How did you apply the TIM to the heatsink? You can't just put a dab on the CPU IHS like you do with flat based heatsinks and get good temps. With a a HeatPipe Direct Contact base like the 212+ you need to apply it directly to the heatsink base, not the CPU itself. See the following link for details.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

It depends on the number of heatpipes as to how many lines is required. See the bottom method on that guide. The single drop of TIM in the middle rarely works on them.

That said, I did some experimenting with my Hyper 212+'s and am having my best results using a credit card to cram a bit into the crevices then spreading a light coat over the entire surface of the heatsink base and not putting any directly on the cpu's IHS. Cramming some into the crevices between the heat pipes and the heatsink base surface is the key though. If you don't you tend to get air bubbles that prevent optimal heat transfer.
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I used Arctic Silver 5 as the TIM. First I worked the paste into the little cracks and crevices of the Hyper 212 mating surface, using a plastic card. Then I "tinted" the CPU mating surface with a very thin layer of paste, again using the plastic card. Finally, I put a line down the center of the CPU, and installed the cooler. This was all according to the Arctic Silver instructions on their web site, for what it's worth. Won't know how good a job I did installing, until I get to fire up the PC and check the temps.
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You can't go by what the AS instructions recommend since they are for a FLAT base heatsink. For whatever reason AS has so far refused to provide instructions on how to properly apply TIM on a HeatPipe Direct Contact HS like the 212+. I hope you will get lucky, but all of the reports I have seen of people who have used the AS method haven't been good. It's one of the many reasons I don't like AS as at TIM. It's more hype than anything compared to Arctic Cooling MX-2/3, IC Diamond, and a couple of others mentioned numerous times in this and other threads here on OCN.
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just a heads up, microcenter will have these on sale for $16.99 on black friday

www.microcenter.com
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...ef#/ccfaaeef/7
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thats a like the best deal ever for those who don't already have the 212+!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
How did you apply the TIM to the heatsink? You can't just put a dab on the CPU IHS like you do with flat based heatsinks and get good temps. With a a HeatPipe Direct Contact base like the 212+ you need to apply it directly to the heatsink base, not the CPU itself. See the following link for details.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

It depends on the number of heatpipes as to how many lines is required. See the bottom method on that guide. The single drop of TIM in the middle rarely works on them.

That said, I did some experimenting with my Hyper 212+'s and am having my best results using a credit card to cram a bit into the crevices then spreading a light coat over the entire surface of the heatsink base and not putting any directly on the cpu's IHS. Cramming some into the crevices between the heat pipes and the heatsink base surface is the key though. If you don't you tend to get air bubbles that prevent optimal heat transfer.
THIS! i was just about to ***** about the same thing. thanks for the info i may be stuck using a hyper on a build since i only have 2 HSFs left.


EDIT: i think the company could have filled the cracks with solder then finely machine the surface. I suppose one could that but, instead of machining just lap it.
Edited by cdoublejj - 11/24/10 at 12:22pm
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
just a heads up, microcenter will have these on sale for $16.99 on black friday

www.microcenter.com
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...ef#/ccfaaeef/7
I saw that, I want to get one for my new rig. From what I hear it is a great cooler and at a nice price. I am just worried that since I haven't installed a 3rd party cooler before I will screw something up

I guess the only way to get more confident in something you don't know how to do is to just do it. Wish me luck!
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add me

it was a nightmare to install (noob), the instructions sucks, they say nothing, youtube videos aren't for noobs, but they were helpfull

after like 5 hours of suffering, i set up the thing from hell, really i though i was going to break the mobo and cpu, how much tim, really cooler master sucks with instructions

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I didn't see anything wrong with the instructions, although that was for an Intel Socket 775 setup. Took me all of 40 minutes to install my first one, and that includes removing the mobo and drives from the case, cutting a cpu retention plate bracket in the case with a Dremel, attaching the retention plate, re-installing the mobo and drives, and then attaching the heatsink.
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Hey guys a buddy of mine bought the 212+ and he is getting great results with it...we are from the caribbean and he got temp drops of 15 -20c over the stock sink and fan, my question is this, what are the best fans to use with the 212+, does not necessarily need to be totally quiet i care more for the cooling trade off, over noise also i have a tube of ocz freeze is this a good TIM to couple with the 212?
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