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Windows 7: New CPU cooler for my PC

31 Dec 2012   #21
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Hyper 212 Plus Installation Video - YouTube

This video from Cooler Master shows how to fit it. I have 3 of them in my systems, all push pull and they are superb. I got Artic Silver MX2 to use on my heatsinks....


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01 Jan 2013   #22
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

as long as you aren't OC it any paste with a brand on it will be fine. The only ones that suck even without OC are the ones without name you get from shady cheapo dealers or with cheapo parts from soviet China.
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01 Jan 2013   #23
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Hyper 212 Plus Installation Video - YouTube

This video from Cooler Master shows how to fit it. I have 3 of them in my systems, all push pull and they are superb. I got Artic Silver MX2 to use on my heatsinks....
Thanks for the link to the video! It gives me a good idea of what I can expect, when the Hyper 212+ arrives and I want to install it.
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01 Jan 2013   #24
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
as long as you aren't OC it any paste with a brand on it will be fine. The only ones that suck even without OC are the ones without name you get from shady cheapo dealers or with cheapo parts from soviet China.
When I do get the new CPU cooler installed, I might try overclocking, so that is why I have gone with a higher grade of thermal paste.
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01 Jan 2013   #25
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This is a fairly comprehensive review and the method they use of the two heavy lines would seem to be the best for the OP's new cooler or the thin credit card spread?

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01 Jan 2013   #26
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I find this interesting.

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01 Jan 2013   #27
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you click the MX-2 link in the video, it will show you how it reacts to different methods. Arctic MX-2/4 spreads out very easily and in my opinion needs the BB or "pea" method as they call it. It covers the cores completely, but doesn't get close enough to the edges to cause any problems. Tried and true method.
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05 Jan 2013   #28
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Just finished pulling the Intel stock CPU from my PC in preparation to installing the new one, which should be here early next week. I noticed that the thermal paste that was applied by the PC maker was just a thick glob and from what I understand, it is best to have a thin layer. It was possibly the reason the CPU temps were running hotter than they should have.
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05 Jan 2013   #29
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Just finished pulling the Intel stock CPU from my PC in preparation to installing the new one, which should be here early next week. I noticed that the thermal paste that was applied by the PC maker was just a thick glob and from what I understand, it is best to have a thin layer. It was possibly the reason the CPU temps were running hotter than they should have.
Very well could have been. With the MX4 you ordered, you will use a tiny amount because it spreads out so well. You'll give it a twist or two back and forth and then lock it down. Should have no problems as it spreads out to a thin layer and shouldn't have any air bubbles in it.
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05 Jan 2013   #30
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would seriously doubt that the factory applied thermal paste was to blame. In most cases the paste/compound will need to cycle in with some heat and cooling sessions. Many suggest running a program that runs the temps up on your CPU to make this break in and seasoning process quicker. Will you get lower temps with a properly applied premium paste.....yes....will it lower the temps by some fantastic number.......highly unlikely. If after some long sessions the temps haven't dropped then maybe look to the way the cooler was installed and or other case air issues. Nice slow even tightening of the cooler down to the CPU is key. I'm not for a moment saying you installed the cooler wrong but when setting the cooler down and tightening, this isn't the time to work fast. I like to allow the cooler to be wiggled to aid the spreading out of the compound and then tighten the screws evenly to a semi tight position then allow the paste to spread more, maybe another little wiggle. Then slowly tighten evenly side to side till fully seated and tight. Slow and steady.....and less is more rules always apply to my cooler installations.
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