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I bought a Hyper 212+ about 20 days ago, but when I installed it the CPU wasn't in the socket all the way and the pins got crushed and shorted (killed the CPU). So I went out and bought a Phenom II x6 1055t. When I installed it my system wouldn't post, so I RMA'd my motherboard. About 2 weeks later MSI sends me a brand new motherboard with the latest bios. Still doesn't work. So I go to micro center and swap out the processor for a Phenom II x4, it works. So currently I have the Phenom II x4 installed with the stock heatsink but the problem is, since my system is currently working, is that I am afraid to install the Hyper 212+ with some arctic silver 5. The reason being that arctic silver 5 and the Hyper 212+ both have a ridiculously difficult and complicated installation procedure which involves removing my motherboard and the backplate. Basically, I want to know if it is worth install the Hyper 212+ and I would also like some tips on how to go about using the arctic silver 5.
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post #2 of 14
put a RICE GRAIN size of arctic silver on the CENTER of the cpu, then put in heat sink
post #3 of 14
The Hyper 212+ is an amazing heatsink for teh money, and even though the instalation may seem stupid and ridiculus its much easier than those damn little clip things, but that could be that i have big hands and cant get my fingers in their easily without cutting them on someting....but still.
post #4 of 14
the easiest way to apply the AS 5 is a blob the size of a rice grain in the middle of the CPU heat spreader. the heat sink will spread the paste out for you.

the reason the 1055T didnt work is prob cos that board only supports the hexcore cpu's in E0 stepping, i bet the one you got was a C1.

as for mounting the Hyper 212+ just take your time with it, dont bolt it down hard untill you are sure everything is going smoothly.
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Considering your troubles so far I think I might just leave it alone.
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Originally Posted by Kevlo View Post
The Hyper 212+ is an amazing heatsink for teh money, and even though the instalation may seem stupid and ridiculus its much easier than those damn little clip things, but that could be that i have big hands and cant get my fingers in their easily without cutting them on someting....but still.
I bet mine are bigger.
Could you give me an idea of how much better the Hyper 212+ is vs the stock hs?

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the easiest way to apply the AS 5 is a blob the size of a rice grain in the middle of the CPU heat spreader. the heat sink will spread the paste out for you.

the reason the 1055T didnt work is prob cos that board only supports the hexcore cpu's in E0 stepping, i bet the one you got was a C1.

as for mounting the Hyper 212+ just take your time with it, dont bolt it down hard untill you are sure everything is going smoothly.
My CPU was in E0 stepping. It was just a bad processor, which is the first time since pentium 4 that has happened to me.

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Considering your troubles so far I think I might just leave it alone.
Any help would be appreciated.
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post #7 of 14
If you have good case airflow and decent ambient temps you can run maybe 3.5 -3.6Ghz on the stock cooler with decent t.i.m.Just take your time and follow the directions.
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post #8 of 14
take your time. I have reseated my heatsink several times trying to get the perfect amount of AS5 on there. It's not very hard once you know what you are doing. I've never worked with an AMD cpu though. My intel cpu is locked in the socket with a latch. There is no way that sucker is coming out or moving on accident.
    
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post #9 of 14
with stock cooler my 550 BE wouldn't go over 3.6GHz without getting ridiculously hot.

With 212+ i was able to get 4GHz and still be way cooler.

I dont remember actual numbers as this was like 6 months ago.
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post #10 of 14
eek, I can't stand stock phenom II coolers, they are obnoxiously loud, but taht's just me.

for TIM I applied in very small amount of X form at the center of the cpu, seem to spread better
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