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Hey guys,

I just installed a new Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and I applied the thermal paste by spreading it with my finger. The grooves on the bottom of the heatsink were filled by using a credit card to scrape excess paste out of the way. I then applied the paste to my CPU and spread it thin. (I know this is not the recommended application, but I was running out of test past)

I am currently running prime95 and I have my multiplier at 19 and voltage at 1.38, giving me 3812MHz. Everything else is stock. The Hyper 212 has one push fan because I haven't order the second fan in, but I am very impressed with the performance so far. I am at 42*C and it's been an hour. Are these okay temps for the Hyper 212, or should they be a little lower? I want to be sure that I do not need to re-seat the heatsink because of me not using the recommended past method. Thank you!

Jake
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looks good to me, ...unless your ambient is under 15'C
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Haha, no, my Ambient is at 25*C while at idle, and 27*c while at full load.
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2 degree difference is good performance, especially under load, although im having a hard-time believing your load temp and ambient temp has a difference of 2 degrees
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Haha, no, my Ambient is at 25*C while at idle, and 27*c while at full load.
in this case you're OK.
OC your CPU/NB too, keep the multi @ x18.5 max., CPU & NB Voltage Mode - Offset, and Enable CnQ
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Temps look good...i have the same cooler just with a second blade master in pull and my idle temps are 21c and using occt for 8hrs temps never passed 30c.
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post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
2 degree difference is good performance, especially under load, although im having a hard-time believing your load temp and ambient temp has a difference of 2 degrees
I know it's very little, and I don't really understand it. I'll be taking pictures of my case later tonight. Maybe it has to do with how much airflow I have.

Here are screenshots of a blend test I performed all day today:


Under load right before I stopped Prime95


A few minutes after stopping Prime95
post #8 of 34
very nice temps. I get like 43c full load on my chip with water.
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very nice temps. I get like 43c full load on my chip with water.
I am running Prime95 on 4GHz right now. It's been about an hour and a half, and I am at 43*c. I am at 1.39v on the processor, and I'm hoping it will be stable. Do you have anything else overclocked? I am not sure how to change the North Bridge speed. I know that if I change the CPU/NB, the chip will run hotter. Any opinions on where to go from here? Thanks!
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I haven't changed my multi. My chip is overclocked purely by the FSB.

here you go. all you need to know.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1632835
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