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post #11 of 21
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So just to follow up for anyone who may be curious. I reseated my heatsink and I must have done thee worst thermal paste job of my life. It was only on 1/2 of the cpu sigh sigh. I followed a guide I saw on how to apply a good amount of thermal paste to the bottom of that specific cooler (212+) and instead of getting 61c at full load its now at 55-57c. Still a tad high but muuuch better.
post #12 of 21
Try this, it's helped me out before.
post #13 of 21
the twisting is normal on these sinks. its like this because its not a built on mounting brakcet, rather a loose leaf mounting bracket. Therefore the small amount of movement is normal.
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post #14 of 21
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@pyro Ya I'm glad its normal because this is the first cooler I've bought were I've had to remove the original motherboard bracket and put on a new one. Needless to say I was fairly nervous about the whole process haha.
post #15 of 21
Yup, same here. That twisting motion is normal. I first noticed it when I saw that I put it on crooked, and was pleasantly surprised that I could twist it to get it to the right direction.

Also, make sure you didn't put TOO much TIM this time. That has the same effect as putting too little.
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post #16 of 21
w/hyper 212+ dual lines of TIM between the heatpipes provides full coverage
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post #17 of 21
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Oh after I applied the TIM I took it off to double check and I cleaned off the excess that spilled out with an alchohol swab. But ya it has full coverage and its running very well now. The only issue is if I push my overclock to 4Ghz it runs around 60c...time for watercooling?
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Oh after I applied the TIM I took it off to double check and I cleaned off the excess that spilled out with an alchohol swab. But ya it has full coverage and its running very well now. The only issue is if I push my overclock to 4Ghz it runs around 60c...time for watercooling?
Yeah, I could only get to 3.8 with my 212+
 
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post #19 of 21
you could try higher end air like NH-D14, TR silver arrow or Megahalems in order to get a cool 4ghz is the 60C load or idle if its idle that's pretty bad but for load that's a great temp
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post #20 of 21
Yes the Hyper 212+ isn't really overclocking friendly (except if you have an SB, then you will hit 4.5 easy and cool)

Will the Corsair A70 provide me with substantially better cooling?
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