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coolermaster hyper 212 evo jiggled a bit when putting second fan on.. should i take off and reapply thermal paste?

Hi All! Ive been finishing up my second build, and have learned a lot about pcs from my first build..
But i have a question i cant seem to find any answer too... I have a Phenom ii x6 and have it overclocked, im cooling it with a coolermaster hyper 212 evo, this cooler supports the push pull configuration of 120mm fans.
I had two fans but have just replaced the slower pull fan with another of the faster fans i already have on it for the push .. but when i was attaching the second fan the whole heatsink turned a little bit..
Now.. I straightened it back out and now with a faster fan u figure my cpu would be a little cooler (normally 16 degrees c on idle and around 30 on load) but it seemsd to be running a little warmer now (19-20 degrees c on idle havent checked load yet) so my question is do i need to reapply thermal paste because the heatsink turned a little?
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  1. you will have to reaply thermal paste after cleaning the old one and fix the cooler so it wont turn around .
  2. Best answer
    If it rotated but did not lose contact (which would let air bubbles in), no problem. If it somehow tiled, Id clean and reapply.
  3. scout_03 said:
    you will have to reaply thermal paste after cleaning the old one and fix the cooler so it wont turn around .


    well the turning things is unavoidable unfortunately due to cooler masters design there is a pin that holds the heatsink to the bracket and it doesnt really lock in place... but i should deff take it off and reapply the paste?
  4. The second fan will not provide any better performance for the EVO.
  5. No the evos move around a little. Just check your temps and make sure it's ok.
  6. if you could not fix it so it wont turn then the base install on the board is not set as it should remove all the cooler parts and do a complete reinstall of it ,the cooler should stay fix and not moving on the cpu or rotate and slide away .
  7. wanderer11 said:
    No the evos move around a little. Just check your temps and make sure it's ok.


    well temps seem to be fluctuating between 19 degrees c and 22 degrees c where before on idle they were sitting right at 16 degrees, i mean i know its not a big difference but im a freak about my system and when things change i bug out lol
  8. Faster fans don't mean better temps.
  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Faster fans don't mean better temps.


    well not so much that the fan it faster.. i mean it is but the old fan i had on it moved 50 cfm this one moves 80 cfm
  10. I have owned 2 EVO's and PUSH\PULL will not help.
  11. severity said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Faster fans don't mean better temps.


    well not so much that the fan it faster.. i mean it is but the old fan i had on it moved 50 cfm this one moves 80 cfm


    And two mismatched fans may make it (slightly) worse, not better. Instead of a smooth airflow, you may be generating turbulence within the fins.
  12. well thanks guys for the epic fast reply, i cleaned the paste off reapplied and temps are fine, 23 degrees on full load
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