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Windows 7: New CPU cooler for my PC

05 Jan 2013   #41
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I will try the coffee filter method when I switch to liquid cooling.
Thanks for the tip Steve.
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06 Jan 2013   #42
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I never had a 212, but I had a similar cooler made by Cooler Master. There are a lot of opinions about the direct contact heat pipes, and most everyone has their preferences. On mine, I filled the gaps with paste and used wax paper to wipe it off, just filling in the holes, it's usually very porus between the pipes. Then I filled them again and smoothed it out, tying to level it with the pipes. I rubbed it off the pipes themselves very lightly until I could just begin to see the copper coming through and stopped there. Then tint the CPU. Put a layer of paste on the CPU and take a dry coffee filter and wipe it off. It will fill in the microscopic pores in the CPU but leave none on the surface. When you have it wiped off, you will notice it's a slightly different color. That's what you want. Then put the cooler on. That's what I did and it worked out well for me. You can Google Direct contact heat pipes and applying paste and get a lot f different opinions. Choose the one that suits you best, just understanding the oblect is to have a very thin layer on the cooler base and make good solid contact with the cpu and cooler base. The method I used got me better results than I was expecting, YMMV.
Thanks for your input essenbe! From all the comments I have read here, I at least have a basic understanding of what to do and I want to thank everyone for taking the time to help me out.
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06 Jan 2013   #43
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You are very welcome! Keep us informed after you slap it on.
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07 Jan 2013   #44
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

The Arctic cleaning kit came today and it worked great to shine up the thermal pad. Hopefully the cooler and thermal paste will arrive tomorrow and I can install it. My Samsung 840 Pro also arrived today, but since I took the motherboard out, I can't try it out yet. Well, something to look forward too...
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07 Jan 2013   #45
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Nice, it sounds like a new build for you.
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07 Jan 2013   #46
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
The Arctic cleaning kit came today and it worked great to shine up the thermal pad. Hopefully the cooler and thermal paste will arrive tomorrow and I can install it. My Samsung 840 Pro also arrived today, but since I took the motherboard out, I can't try it out yet. Well, something to look forward too...
Go ahead and box that SSD up and send it to me for testing.........I will let you know whether it is any good or not
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07 Jan 2013   #47
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Shame on you Kelly.
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07 Jan 2013   #48
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Nice, it sounds like a new build for you.
Probably as close as I will get for a few years anyway. This PC is only 2 years old and is still pretty capable. I will install Windows 7 on the new Samsung SSD and use the old OCZ Vertex III as a test drive for different Linux Distros and such.
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07 Jan 2013   #49
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
The Arctic cleaning kit came today and it worked great to shine up the thermal pad. Hopefully the cooler and thermal paste will arrive tomorrow and I can install it. My Samsung 840 Pro also arrived today, but since I took the motherboard out, I can't try it out yet. Well, something to look forward too...
Go ahead and box that SSD up and send it to me for testing.........I will let you know whether it is any good or not
That is very kind of you Kelly, but I wonder if I would ever see it again...
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07 Jan 2013   #50
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Of course you will! It may be a tad bit abused though...
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