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

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August 26, 2013 9:13:35 AM

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?
a c 77 à CPUs
August 26, 2013 9:17:49 AM

you will have to reaply thermal paste after cleaning the old one and fix the cooler so it wont turn around .
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a c 199 à CPUs
August 26, 2013 9:19:16 AM

If it rotated but did not lose contact (which would let air bubbles in), no problem. If it somehow tiled, Id clean and reapply.
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August 26, 2013 9:25:29 AM

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?
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 26, 2013 9:25:43 AM

The second fan will not provide any better performance for the EVO.
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a b à CPUs
August 26, 2013 9:27:49 AM

No the evos move around a little. Just check your temps and make sure it's ok.
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a c 77 à CPUs
August 26, 2013 9:30:25 AM

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 .
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August 26, 2013 9:30:51 AM

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
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 26, 2013 9:33:52 AM

Faster fans don't mean better temps.
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August 26, 2013 9:35:42 AM

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
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 26, 2013 9:37:10 AM

I have owned 2 EVO's and PUSH\PULL will not help.
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August 26, 2013 9:39:03 AM

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.
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August 26, 2013 5:48:19 PM

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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