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Originally Posted by AliceInChains;13106363 
no it wouldnt. use a plastic card to spread some tim in between the pipes. to fill the gaps so to speak. hdt coolers require ALOT more tim than a flat base cooler. after the gaps are filled with tim you can put a blob on the cpu, or a line, or two parallel lines. Ive even seen people draw a x with the tim.


Ive also seen people apply the tim to the cooler itself by putting a line of tim on each heat pipe.

From my experience, its best to avoid hdt coolers if you can.

NOW they tell me! doh.gif Well, since I'll probably be stickin with this cooler how can I make the best of a, er, bad situation?
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Try it out, if it doesnt then you could try aplying a very thine line in the groove's of the heatpipes on the base plate. 4 heatpipes = 4 very thin line's

I seen people doing it like that to and got good results

I wouldnt try putting even more on, the idea of TIM is to use as little as needed. more TIM wont cool more
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Try it out, if it doesnt then you could try aplying a very thine line in the groove's of the heatpipes on the base plate. 4 heatpipes = 4 very thin line's

I seen people doing it like that to and got good results

I wouldnt try putting even more on, the idea of TIM is to use as little as needed. more TIM wont cool more

Thats one of the good things about hdt coolers, if you mess up and use too much tim it doesnt effect your results as much as flatbase coolers. The gaps between the heatpipes will suck up most of the excess.

You definately need more tim with hdt then you do with flatbase. But you are right, you dont want to use too much. But at the same time if you dont apply enough and only apply it in one spot, the tim wont spread past the first gap it comes across.

If you have extra tim to spare, try it out. Try it whichever way you can think of then install the heatsink then remove it to see how it spread.

But from my experience when installing my old 212+ i filled the gaps as best i could, then put a small line on each heatpipe. this method seem to work best for me.
Edited by AliceInChains - 4/12/11 at 10:13pm
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PS. The heatpipes are cold to the touch even clear down at the base. mad.gif
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UPDATE!!!

Alright so i pulled off the heatsink just to check it out and I immediately discovered the problem. It wasn't getting a good seat. There was a part of the cpu that didn't even have tim on it! So I put a small dab in the middle and seated it back down. I realized that it just wasn't tightened down enough. (This is partially because I read some bozo's review that said that there was no need to use a screw driver on the hand screws, that it was tight enough by hand.) Yeah well screw that. So I used a screw driver and seated it down tight. (I also put the fan going the right way.)doh.gif And guess what? Core temp idles at 18 and moderate load at 36. Oh yeah! yessir.gif
Thanks for the help. REP+
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o.O thats crazy good temps. How are you getting 18 idle?
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Even for stock clocks, that's really cold. I gotta wonder how is your airflow and ambient.
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Yeah I dunno. Thats pretty cold. I dropped it to stock (3.3ghz) and now it's even cooler. (see the pics) Core temp is obviously giving the lowest reading. I saw it even drop to 13 once. CPU temp on CPUID Hardware monitor minimum is 23. So perhaps more accurate than core temp? Those temps are pretty much at idle of course. I'd say my airflow is pretty average, but i have done some case modding so i guess it's pretty good. Ambient right now is around 65 F*. (I like it cold)biggrin.gif The screenshot is with the side panel off. With it on it bumps up a few degrees.
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When it comes to system moniter hardware its hard to get a program that works for EVERY set up. Core temp works for me, but I perfer HDWmonitor,
I would try a few diff programs and use the one that looks closest to right lol.
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Try this method

I used it on my hyper 212. Specifically the 2 line method.
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