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http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

Is that still the best method?

(Apply to the cooler, wipe off so it gets in the cracks, then do 2 lines)


I plan on buying one in the coming week or so. Would be using AS5 unless someone has a better suggestion of one I can buy on newegg.
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post #2 of 21
I just recently did a 212 and another CM cooler with the same issue. I used a little plastic applicator that came with to manually fill in the cracks, and then did that (2 thin line) method. Im sure following exactly what he has written down there will work great for you.
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Originally Posted by LemonMeringueTy View Post
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

Is that still the best method?

(Apply to the cooler, wipe off so it gets in the cracks, then do 2 lines)


I plan on buying one in the coming week or so. Would be using AS5 unless someone has a better suggestion of one I can buy on newegg.
u could do it that way i mean its not a bad way u just waste way to much imo
What i do man i have the 92MM ver of that cooler and i just spread a thin coat on my CPU with a razor blade and it seems to work amazingly
Hope this helped And yes AS5 is your best bet
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I guess I can try that, $7 isn't much.
Edited by LemonMeringueTy - 2/2/11 at 1:18am
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The 212+ has 4 pipes and 3 gaps, therefore its a bit different from that article.

Frankly, I won't even bother filling in the gaps. My preferred method after a few reseats is to simply clean off everything and place a thin line down the length of each pipe. The 4 pipes are what carries most of the heat off the IHS so getting those are most important (as well as aligning the pipes so they cross perpendicular to the long side of your cpu core).

Any excess thermal paste will simply fill the gaps after covering the pipes. I put a little bit more than I would normally on a flat core, so that the gaps will be filled by excess.
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The 212+ has 4 pipes and 3 gaps, therefore its a bit different from that article.

Frankly, I won't even bother filling in the gaps. My preferred method after a few reseats is to simply clean off everything and place a thin line down the length of each pipe. The 4 pipes are what carries most of the heat off the IHS so getting those are most important (as well as aligning the pipes so they cross perpendicular to the long side of your cpu core).

Any excess thermal paste will simply fill the gaps after covering the pipes. I put a little bit more than I would normally on a flat core, so that the gaps will be filled by excess.
Long side.....? Sorry, for my somewhat stupid question, but which direction would that be? I wanted to have it with the fan facing the front of my case so that my rear case fan would suck the air out.
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I believe for the standard ATX orientation, most motherboards have the long side of the 955 core being horizontal, thus u want the heatpipes to cross the chips vertically, or have the fan blow backwards out the back. I can't be sure for you, but look for the golden triangle on your chip as well as the corresponding corner on the motherboard socket, and compare to that photo of a uncapped 955.
http://slappablog.wordpress.com/2009...-of-phenom-ii/
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I believe for the standard ATX orientation, most motherboards have the long side of the 955 core being horizontal, thus u want the heatpipes to cross the chips vertically, or have the fan blow backwards out the back. I can't be sure for you, but look for the golden triangle on your chip as well as the corresponding corner on the motherboard socket, and compare to that photo of a uncapped 955.
http://slappablog.wordpress.com/2009...-of-phenom-ii/
I have a 1366.
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I have a 1366.
Oops, forgot. I thought i was replying to another guy with a Phenom and a 212+.

The gist is the same, look for a photo for a uncapped 1366 and go from there. If your case does not have a top fan for exhaust and only a rear fan, you might just orient the cooler to the back anyways.
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