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I just installed my new CM Hyper 212+. This was my first time ever applying thermal paste. I applied three small lines in between the copper pipes so that i could get all four of them. I noticed that when idling in windows my core#0 reads 28c while the 3 others are around 22-24c. Is this normal or should I reapply?

Under full load they seem to even out for the most part. Some are about 2c off from each other.

Love this cooler though... dropped my temps by about 20c on full load lol
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post #2 of 9
Those temps are nice but you may have too much thermal paste.
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post #3 of 9
Putting lines of thermal paste can trap air between them that will affect your temps.

That said, your temps seem good, small differences like that are normal and nothing to worry about.
    
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Originally Posted by Crabid View Post
Putting lines of thermal paste can trap air between them that will affect your temps.

That said, your temps seem good, small differences like that are normal and nothing to worry about.
That's the best method for his type of cooler
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Those are pretty good idle temps, what are you getting on load?
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Those temps seem fine, don't worry about reapplying.

Next time you put thermal paste on, put less and put an even layer over the whole cooler surface, not in lines. Putting thermal paste in lines creates air bubbles and lowers thermal conductivity. Or even the pea method works OK with your cooler.

But I think you have it running OK now.
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Ok thanks for the input guys. My load temps are around 45c so i have some room to oc my processor some. Next time I apply paste I will try a different method. How often should paste be replaced?
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post #8 of 9
Guys..his heatsink has the heat pipes on the bottom. Putting small lines in between them is the best method to use. You don't "put an even layer over the whole cooler surface" with this type of heatsink (or any other. This causes air bubbles. The pressure from the heatsink will spread it properly and evenly). Also "pea" method??? Have you seen the size of a pea?

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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Xcrunner View Post
Ok thanks for the input guys. My load temps are around 45c so i have some room to oc my processor some. Next time I apply paste I will try a different method. How often should paste be replaced?
Never?

The paste will get better with time, I believe my paste takes around 200 hours of usage with warming and cooling cycles of the CPU being under load, being turned on and off etc. (aka. normal use causing expansion and contraction) for the paste to reach optimum efficiency.

Then the only time you would need to change it is if you remove/change the cooler...
    
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