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post #11 of 14
If you do not overclock and are happy with your current temp/noise level of your machine, I would suggest you just leaving it alone.
post #12 of 14
I just installed a Hyper 212+ over the weekend (for an Intel 1156). If you do plan on installing it, here are my two cents:

(1) When inserting the base screws to the back plate of the cooler, notice that the screws are in fact flattened on one side. This flattened side should fit comfortably in the screw hole on the back plate. Initially, I did not notice this and thus encountered stiff resistance between the screws and the back plate.

(2) I know it's already mentioned in the provided instructions, but even I forgot to do it when I actually came around to installing but... remember to screw in diagonal pairs, not in sequential vertices.

(3) When screwing, don't fully tighten any of the sides until you've loosely screwed in all sides.

In my opinion, installation was not too complicated and I'm sure you'll do just fine
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I just installed a Hyper 212+ over the weekend (for an Intel 1156). If you do plan on installing it, here are my two cents:

(1) When inserting the base screws to the back plate of the cooler, notice that the screws are in fact flattened on one side. This flattened side should fit comfortably in the screw hole on the back plate. Initially, I did not notice this and thus encountered stiff resistance between the screws and the back plate.

(2) I know it's already mentioned in the provided instructions, but even I forgot to do it when I actually came around to installing but... remember to screw in diagonal pairs, not in sequential vertices.

(3) When screwing, don't fully tighten any of the sides until you've loosely screwed in all sides.

In my opinion, installation was not too complicated and I'm sure you'll do just fine
Thanks, do you have any information on installing it with arctic silver 5?
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I used the TIM that came with it. As reference, my i5-760 is running at ~25*C on idle in a CM690 case. Looking around, it seems the i5-760 idle with stock HSF is somewhere in the 30-ish*C range. Not bad IMO.

It doesn't hurt to apply AC5 - if anything, it should be better than stuff that came with the cooler. You would apply it just like with any other TIM.

Instructions for applying AC5!
http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm
Edited by thehybridkiwi - 12/22/10 at 7:46pm
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