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post #881 of 6667
The temperature ranges in my original post (#879) were attained using RealTemp.

I did another round of monitoring (half an hour in each configuration), and according to the BIOS:

Push-only: 25-26*C
Pull-only: 26-27*C

Note that this is for the CPU in idle. Under load, the temperature differences may be greater.
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post #882 of 6667
Hey guys. I love this cooler. Best budget cooler you can get in South Africa. I want to install a second fan and replace the BladeMaster it came with. Scythe and Yate-Loon fans aren't available locally and Pana-Flos are way to expensive. The decent fans we can get are Coolermaster, Antec, Arctic Cooling, Zalman, Thermaltake and Lian-Li. I want to know which of these would be best for a Push/Pull setup.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103060

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-008-_-Product

They both about the same price here and they both available.
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post #883 of 6667
I just used the Blademaster and a Antec tri-cool.
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post #884 of 6667
The Blademaster is a little to noisy and inconsistent for me. Im looking for fans I can have running on max without making my ears bleed.
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The R4 is just as loud as the BladeMaster if not louder. The specs listed for it are misleading. The low 19 db is only when the fan is running at it's slowest speed. At full speed everyone I've ever been around has been louder than the BladeMaster that comes with the 212+. My advice is to get another BladeMaster and hook them up to a fan controller.
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That was my other option. Hmmm now to find a decent fan controller in this country. Any one know if the Zalman MFC1 Plus is any good?
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post #887 of 6667
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
The R4 is just as loud as the BladeMaster if not louder. The specs listed for it are misleading. The low 19 db is only when the fan is running at it's slowest speed. At full speed everyone I've ever been around has been louder than the BladeMaster that comes with the 212+. My advice is to get another BladeMaster and hook them up to a fan controller.
Agreed... I have 5 units of R4 with Green LED running... so noisy... but if I took out two of them from the side... the noise level is much more acceptable.
     
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Hey guys, my first post here and I have a question:

I installed this thing extremely carefully while following the youtube video instructions and applying the thermal paste using the thin line method.

The first thing that bothered me about this cooler is that it slides around over my CPU... a lot. I was always pretty sure that when these things are properly tightened, then they shouldn't budge at all. This thing is as tight as I can crank it down and it still slides around. Is this normal with newer air coolers?

Second, I'm not getting the readings that I thought I would be getting on Realtemp. When I run Prime95 and monitor temps, I quickly jump up to 65C and if I let it run on full load for another 20 minutes it will start to budge up to about 70-72C.

I have it mounted on an ASUS Rampage Formula III mobo and I have a very slight overclock on my i7-950 (3.33MHz at around 1.2V) and I have HT turned off. With HT turned on the temps SOAR up to the 85C range.. and I'm not even sure that's safe.

Any pictures or videos or other help with how to mount this thing so it doesn't slide around and cools better would be a great help!
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If you mean it can rotate from side to side, that is normal for most heatsinks and nothing to worry about.

Without seeing the video you watched there is no way for me to know if you used the correct method or not. The Hyper 212+ is a Heatpipe Direct Contact so the two or three line method is normally the best way to go. It depends on the number of heatpipes as to how many lines is required, but the 212+ has 4. See the bottom method on this guide. The single drop or line of TIM in the middle or single line rarely works on them.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

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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Yeah, it will rotate on it's axis around the CPU a bit too, but it actually slides from side to side. So much so that I was able to slide it over enough to completely avoid the RAM heatsinks with the fan.

Thanks for the link. I think I'll pop it out tomorrow and reapply the TIM. That could account for quite a bit of the heating issue if the coverage is lousy.
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