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post #11 of 22
didn't your Hyper 212+ come with a tube of TIM? Use that!
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post #12 of 22
the hyper 212+ tim is decent and there is a lot in there
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
didn't your Hyper 212+ come with a tube of TIM? Use that!
I used the whole tube on the first install, definitely put too much. Then I had to unseat the CPU and return the first mobo. I cleaned the TIM off the CPU, but did NOT clean off the heatsink bottom (there was a pretty think layer). About a week later the TIM was still pretty wet, so I just re-mounted the heat sink with the old TIM still on there.

I will be getting a new tube of ThermalFusion 400, I'll thoroughly clean the sink and CPU, re-apply, and report back with the temps I am able to achieve. That should settle the debate, I am expecting to see a temp drop. Thanks y'all!
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post #14 of 22
The whole tube? In one go???

That tube usually lasts me for 4-5 reseats. Also, it's not a matter of the TIM still being wet. It's the air bubbles that will creep in when you remove the heatsink.
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post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by joecacti View Post
I used the whole tube on the first install, definitely put too much.


Use a ricegrain sized dollap in the middle of the processor, nothing on the 212.

However, 78C @ 1.45, 48 multi isn't outrageous...unless that was at idle...
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by joecacti View Post
I used the whole tube on the first install, definitely put too much. Then I had to unseat the CPU and return the first mobo. I cleaned the TIM off the CPU, but did NOT clean off the heatsink bottom (there was a pretty think layer). About a week later the TIM was still pretty wet, so I just re-mounted the heat sink with the old TIM still on there.

I will be getting a new tube of ThermalFusion 400, I'll thoroughly clean the sink and CPU, re-apply, and report back with the temps I am able to achieve. That should settle the debate, I am expecting to see a temp drop. Thanks y'all!
If you haven't bought the ThermalFusion 400 yet, get the MX-2 or MX-4, they're more well known and established pastes, and I figure will do a better job cooling (at least the MX-4 will) and cost around the same price range.

You can get a MX-4 for cheaper + shipping though at MWave or SuperBiiz if you're willing to wait for it. Only pay tax if you're in California.

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch...pound%20-4gram
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...ermal-Compound
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post #17 of 22
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The whole tube? In one go???

That tube usually lasts me for 4-5 reseats. Also, it's not a matter of the TIM still being wet. It's the air bubbles that will creep in when you remove the heatsink.
IIRC the 212+ doesn't come with a very large tube and you can use quite a bit when applying to a HDT cooler properly (much more so than with a flat surface).

Applying TIM: HDT Coolers
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post #18 of 22
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Hmm... Well the results are in. System specs below. Ran it at a 48 multiplier, 1.45 vCore, and it quickly got up to 78C in core 3. Not sure if that's good or bad, I'm running it by some of other people with the same mobo / CPU combo as I. I will continue to follow up with this topic, I see that some of you had bad experiences, but the TIM that came with the HM212+ seemed like it would be able to be reused...

This whole TIM thing is so... unscientific... for my liking. Everything else in computer building is so known, but there seems to be an art to TIM application... Anyhoo, I'll continue to follow up.
The art to it is simple, leave no air dust or debris between your heat sink and the CPU.
By leaving the exposed TIM on the Heat sink 2 thing have almost certainly began to happen. 1) dust and hair (especially if you have pets) have stuck to it and 2) the TIM has had a week to oxidize which changes the compound properties.
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post #19 of 22
As said there will be air bubbles, dust particles etc. If you are in dire need to TEST for posting and booting you may be okay. I'd still reapply anyhow.
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post #20 of 22
I think you'd get better temps with no TIM, as compared to using an entire tube..
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