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1- Unbox the Hyper 212 and put all the components within reach.

Note for LGA 2011\2011-3:Skip Steps 2 & 3.








2- Lay the motherbord face down.



3- Now place the backplate on the back of your cpu socket.

Note For AMD: Unscrew and remove the Bracket & Backplate that came with the Motherboard.
Note for AMD: Use the opposite side of the backplate.



4- Insert the standoffs from the opposite side and screw the nuts just a bit tight. Be careful not to damage your PCB from the excessive pressure.

Note for LGA 2011\2011-3: Screw the LGA 2011 Standoffs (Shorter ones) directly to the CPU socket itself, this means no need for backplate\nuts.







5- Flip the motherboard Face UP!




6- Time to rub the CPU clean and add the thermal interface material.



7- Unclip the fan from the heatsink. Note that the fan brackets are fragile and easy to break.




8- Remove the protective sticker from the base of your heatsink.
Note: Apply enough thermal paste to fill those grooves that formed during machining. Adding too much WILL NOT improve cooling performance.



9- Trial Allign the X-Bracket on the standoffs and make the required adjustments.



You may need to remove the ram for easier installation.




10- Place the heatsink on the cpu in the desired orientation (Hor/Ver).





11- Fold the X-Bracket, Insert it throught the heatsink, Open it again, and screw it in using a chriscross pattern one turn at a time.
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Originally Posted by Teiji View Post

Align the screws with the holes. Screw them in a criss-cross pattern (in order: top-left, bottom-right, top-right, bottom-left)...you may need to use a bit force.
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Don't tighten any until all of them are in. Put each screw in about 1 turn then go over each one a couple turns at a time.



12- Clip the fan back on and connect it to the CPU_FAN header on your Mobo.





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Done !

Installation Stop motion (21 Seconds only!)
Q: Is it better then stock/reference cooler ?
A: Yes, It is.

Q: Is it expensive ?
A: No, It's the best bang for your buck as a budget cooler.

Q: How much TIM (Thermal Interface Material) should I apply on the CPU ?
A: The thinnest layer possible to fill the gaps which can't be seen by normal eye and ensure an even surface for maximum heat transfer.

Q: Is it OK for the heatsink to wiggle even after tightening the screws all the way down ?
A: Yes, You can slightly rotate it in place, but it's movement is restricted by the bracket.

Q: What's the difference between Hyper 212 Plus/Evo/X ?
A: 1- Plus: 2 versions, Fan clip and fan bracket version, Uses Blademaster fans.
2- Evo: 2 Versions, Single fan and dual fan (Turbo), Uses Xtraflo fans.
3- X: A modified Evo, 4 Gen bearing fan, redesigned fan blades, X-vents & air guide.
-=-Cooler Master Hyper 212 Club-=-
 

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My BIOS reset when I installed the evo and I had to reconfigure it to be able to boot to windows (SATA-III Mode).

check your bios. you might have the same problem.
 

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thats a lot of goop on the heatsink....
That's actually 1 drop from the included paste ! (Rice grain method) when I first applied it I thought I should've added more, but every time I remove the heatsink for cleaning or reseating I think it grows bigger every day
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EDIT: A friend of mine bought the same cooler (the 1 fan version) and he didn't know how much paste he should apply ... So he APPLIED IT ALL !!!
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I went to help him, I removed the heatsink (It looks like it's been glued with cement) and cleaned all the TIM from the cpu and kept the TIM on the heatsink !!!
 

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Consider Disabling Updates
 

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I feel bad for you ... If you look to the bright side: You will have a fresh install to test your 212 (OC and benchmark).

don't forget to add your OC and your benchmark results to your sig rig (like I did with mine) I'll be waiting.
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That's actually 1 drop from the included paste ! (Rice grain method) when I first applied it I thought I should've added more, but every time I remove the heatsink for cleaning or reseating I think it grows bigger every day
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EDIT: A friend of mine bought the same cooler (the 1 fan version) and he didn't know how much paste he should apply ... So he APPLIED IT ALL !!!
lachen.gif

I went to help him, I removed the heatsink (It looks like it's been glued with cement) and cleaned all the TIM from the cpu and kept the TIM on the heatsink !!!
LOL! I feel bad for him. What kind of temps was he getting? lol
 

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If I remember correctly, 7°C Higher than normal
 

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Bump: Added AMD Installation

Looking For Pics of LGA 775 (Just a pic of backplate installed)
 

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Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the tut. I bought one of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO coolers and have been hesitant to install it. I figured if I mucked it up I'd fry my mother board. But the pics here showed how easy it really is to get it installed.
Thanks again.
 

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You're welcome, I'm Glad to hear that my [First] thread was helpful. I have some questions for you:
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- What CPU did you install it on ?
- Did you get what you've paid for (Price vs. Performance) ? What's the percentage ?
- How much do you think it's worth compared to other coolers in the market ?
- Could you post a couple of pics of the front and back of the mobo with the Cooler installed ? (If clear enough, they will be added to the guide).
- Do you have any suggestions to improve this Guide.

Feel free to answer any of these questions.
 

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The CPU is an Intel i5 3570K.
Just got it installed this morning. I'll let you know.
See above.
I just uploaded 77 pics (raw). Have a look and see what you can use. I uploaded all on the chip so some of them are pretty nasty.
Need more pics and more in-depth dialog.
 

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Thanks for the guide, I am now frustrated that I struggled with the scrap of paper (!) supplied and fitted my fan before reading your instructions. Fortunately I think I've done it right, but I do have one concern. As I clipped on the fan, I noticed that the cooler will still turn on the CPU (1155 / i5) It does take a bit of torque (ie. as I was pushing the fan clips on) but I'm not keen on this, it's clearly sliding on the thermal paste (only a bit used). Is this normal? I can't tighten the four cross-bracket screws any more and it seems to just be held by springs...

Advice much appreciated.
 

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Sorry for the late reply, Just noticed your post.
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Thanks for the guide, I am now frustrated that I struggled with the scrap of paper (!) supplied and fitted my fan before reading your instructions. Fortunately I think I've done it right, but I do have one concern. As I clipped on the fan, I noticed that the cooler will still turn on the CPU (1155 / i5) It does take a bit of torque (ie. as I was pushing the fan clips on) but I'm not keen on this, it's clearly sliding on the thermal paste (only a bit used). Is this normal? I can't tighten the four cross-bracket screws any more and it seems to just be held by springs...

Advice much appreciated.
Did you seat the screw in the middle of the bracket into the base of the heatsink like in the pics below:
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Insert the bracket in the heatsink like this:



There is a hole where this screw goes in to keep the heatsink in place:



The hole in the middle: once you insert the bracket, open it to the appropriate size:



once in place, place your heatsink on the cpu (WARNING: once in place, DO NOT remove it or you will allow air bubbles to go into your TIM resulting in more heat)


Make sure your screws align same way as you did when installing the back plate (Middle position)
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Align the screws with the holes. Screw them in a criss-cross pattern (in order: top-left, bottom-right, top-right, bottom-left)...you may need to use a bit force.
Don't forget to tighten the screw in the middle.

You should know that:

1- It's OK for it to rotate (wiggle) in place, but it's not ok of it actually MOVES in any direction !
2- Once the middle screw is in place, no need to worry. (List pic in this post)
3- Even if you tighten the 4 screws, It'll still wiggle because of the springs under the screws.
4- the screw in the middle when placed inside the hole in the base of the heatsink, It'll prevent any movement EXCEPT for in place rotation that will still be limited. The rotation ends when a heat pipe touches one of the bracket arms.

If your cooler moves in a different way, tell me and try to provide a pic or a video (Even if it's taken with a crappy phone).

Good Luck
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I have a Hyper 212 Plus. Looking at your pics, it looks like the heat sink/fan interferes with the nearest RAM slot? Am I correct or misjudging distances? Planning on getting Corsair Vengeance, but maybe I should get the low profile version?

Nevermind, answered my own question. Didn't see the horizontal / vertical options.
 

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I have a Hyper 212 Plus. Looking at your pics, it looks like the heat sink/fan interferes with the nearest RAM slot? Am I correct or misjudging distances? Planning on getting Corsair Vengeance, but maybe I should get the low profile version?

Nevermind, answered my own question. Didn't see the horizontal / vertical options.
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And it depends on the motherboard layout too, you can't be sure until you try.

Here is the available options to avoid RAM clearance issues:

1- Install it in the vertical position.
2- Look for low profile (Thin) fans.
3- You can install the pull fan only.
4- Use low profile RAM.

You can also buy one cheap used (or even damaged) tall ram stick just for measurements.

Don't forget to post your results and I'll add it to a new section called RAM Clearance.

Good Luck
 
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