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post #1 of 12
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So reading all the good reviews on the CM Hyper 212+ I got one for overclocking on my new 2500k. Now I know its a budget cooler so I wasn't expecting anything amazing... but for how everyone is saying these new chips run really cool, and this cooler is great for the price... I am just not seeing it.

Right now with 1.35 vcore at almost 4.7GHz, I idle at around 38c and load at 79c on the hottest core.

At 1.4 vcore and 4.8 I would idle at around 39c and load at 83c.

At 1.425 vcore and 5 I would idle at 40c and load at 87c+ within only a few minutes of starting Prime95.

My ambient is 21.7c and I am using a dual fan setup on the cooler so I can't really squeeze anymore performance out of it. I also don't have side panels on the case right now so it is really open. But from ~22c to ~40c makes it 22 over ambient, and according to the chart at FrostyTech this cooler should be around 17 degrees over ambient for a 150W load, or 11 for a 85W load... so something seems off here, and those temps were only with 1 fan.

So is this about right for this cooler? Or should I try remounting it/reapplying TIM/trying a different mounting orientation?
post #2 of 12
Are you sure the heat-sink is seated properly? You may have a small air pocket between the heat sink and cpu or maybe a spot where there is no TIM at all, check that, and then properly re-seat the heat-sink using fresh TIM and come back.

FYI that cooler should be keeping your cpu plenty cool, especially with two fans.
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Are you sure the heat-sink is seated properly? You may have a small air pocket between the heat sink and cpu or maybe a spot where there is no TIM at all, check that, and then properly re-seat the heat-sink using fresh TIM and come back.

FYI that cooler should be keeping your cpu plenty cool, especially with two fans.
Well I mount using the dot method then let the base spread the TIM, so I try to mount it without taking it off to avoid creating a bunch of air bubbles. The downside is that I never really know until I remove the cooler if the TIM spread well enough or not. So I just have to assume it is mounted well until I can boot up and check temps, which in this case would lead me to believe I did something wrong... unless these temps are normal for this cooler but I would hope not.
post #4 of 12
Try cleaning off the cpu and the base of the heatsink. Then use the paste to fill in the groove on/in the heatpipes, level that off with a credit card or razor.

Then apply as such.

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post #5 of 12
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So fill in the grooves then mount it? Or fill in the grooves then add even more paste as I would just normally mounting it...
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So fill in the grooves then mount it? Or fill in the grooves then add even more paste as I would just normally mounting it...
Do what it looks like on the picture.
Fill in the grooves, then make a 2 small lines like the HS has in the picture.

Worked for my Hyper 212+.
post #7 of 12
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Is that even a 212+ pictured? Mine has 4 heatpipes on the bottom, so where would I put the lines then?
post #8 of 12
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WOW! What a difference!

I just did a reseat using the method posted above and now my load is 44c! That is almost HALF of what it was before...

This is my first HDT cooler so I really didnt think about changing the way I apply the thermal paste but wow this method makes it a million times better.
post #9 of 12
Glad to hear things worked out for you
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post #10 of 12
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Oh well looks like I got excited a bit too early... for some reason my CPU was stuck at the x16 multi while in Prime and so I was only stressing it at 1.6 GHz, thus the low temps.

I am at 4.8 now I will see how hot it gets, but it doesn't look to be that bad starting out... but it is getting in the low 70's. Much better than 83 though.
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