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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Reinstall

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July 24, 2013 6:32:11 PM

Just finished up my first build (FX 8350, Gigabyte 990fx UD3, Cooler master Hyper 212 evo). I had difficulty positioning the cooler bracket so that I could mount it parallel to the back of the case. As is now, the fan is blowing down towards my GPU. I would like to re-position the cooler.

Would I need to clean and reapply thermal paste? Also, since I will be OC'ing, should I buy a different paste?
July 24, 2013 6:45:41 PM

Andy T Cha said:
Would I need to clean and reapply thermal paste?

Yes.
Andy T Cha said:
Also, since I will be OC'ing, should I buy a different paste?

If you want to. Keep in mind that the difference is 2-3 degrees (C) at best if done properly, if you need all the cooling you can get.

July 24, 2013 6:47:43 PM

How about re-positioning my cooler. Should I clean and reapply the thermal paste? Its only been installed for a couple of days.

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July 24, 2013 6:51:22 PM
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Andy T Cha said:
Just finished up my first build (FX 8350, Gigabyte 990fx UD3, Cooler master Hyper 212 evo). I had difficulty positioning the cooler bracket so that I could mount it parallel to the back of the case. As is now, the fan is blowing down towards my GPU. I would like to re-position the cooler.

Would I need to clean and reapply thermal paste? Also, since I will be OC'ing, should I buy a different paste?


Yes, if you need to repostition the cooler, you will need to clean the thermal paste off, I would use at least 90% alcohol. For the TIM, I use Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra (Really good temps) with a small pea-sized dot in the center and let the heatsink spread it itself.
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