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Windows 7: Cooler installation question


18 Oct 2013   #1

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Cooler installation question

I've got this cooler coming next week to mount on my Z78-A LGA 1150 board are they a lot of trouble to install? and do they mount good and firmly? Thanks!
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - Newegg.com

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18 Oct 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

It's not real hard, just read the instructions carefully. They won't be real descriptive. You Tube has a bunch of videos to show you how. They are good coolers. Get some quality thermal paste instead of what comes with it. This is a different socket, but the same process.

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18 Oct 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I suggest Arctic MX-4. It's non-conductive (less likely to short anything out if you use too much), easy to apply, and does not require a burn in period. Newbies are far less likely to have problems with it.
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19 Oct 2013   #4

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the help folks, gosh I wish I would have asked before I ordered I would have got some of the MX thermal paste. The only thing I can get locally is Arctic Silver 5 at Radio Shack. Thanks again! This is the case I'm using surely, it's big enough I hope!
http://mail.ultraproducts.com/produc...&productID=411
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19 Oct 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The Artic Silver 5 is fine. Just be careful not to use too much (try putting some on and removing the cooler afterward to see if you are putting the correct amount on, then clean it off and reapply). You will also have to run the computer 24/7 while under load for a few days so it will run a bit on the hot side to burn in the paste. I just recommend the Arctic MX-4 because it's easier to use.
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19 Oct 2013   #6

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The Artic Silver 5 is fine. Just be careful not to use too much (try putting some on and removing the cooler afterward to see if you are putting the correct amount on, then clean it off and reapply). You will also have to run the computer 24/7 while under load for a few days so it will run a bit on the hot side to burn in the paste. I just recommend the Arctic MX-4 because it's easier to use.
I just downloaded a pdf explaining how to apply the paste in a vertical line I'll follow those directions step by step on my other tower while I do the job. One line doesn't seem like much paste but, I'd rather be safe than sorry. Thanks again!
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19 Oct 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Trust me, less paste is better. Too much will give you higher temps and can damage your CPU. I use the glob in the middle. Between the size of a BB and the size of a pea. There are a lot of methods, and everyone has their preference. None are wrong, just what works best for you. It's only wrong if you put too much on it. But, Artic Silver is a good brand which is very popular. It just has a long cure time. But, it works well. These are the instructions from Artic Silver, if you don't have their cleaning kit (which is very good) High purity alcohol works very well, and use a lint free rag to clean the old stuff off. A coffee filter works very well.
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19 Oct 2013   #8

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This is the directions I found which are intel specific pretty much the same.
Arctic Silver, Inc. - Intel® Application Methods
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