Thermal Paste and the Hyper 212+

I am going to be building my first computer ever as soon as my RAM comes in, but I am starting to get prepared now by learning and rehearsing the steps to building the whole thing.

The only thing that is scaring me is the installation of the cpu cooler and thermal paste. It seems as though everyone has a different method on how to do it.

I am installing a Hyper 212+ on an Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard with an Intel 2600k CPU.

I have found the guide that most people mention that shows how to install TIM on an HDR cooler, but the bottom of the hyper 212+ is quite different in it's design to the one shown in the pictures on that guide.

What is the simplest no BS way to install this cooler?

How did other hyper 212+ owners install there's?
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  1. Hi.

    Here is the best way to apply the TIM to your cooler: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=5

    The only difference between the Hyper 212+ and the cooler in the guide is that the Hyper 212+ has more contact surface and performs better.
  2. saint19 said:
    Hi.

    Here is the best way to apply the TIM to your cooler: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=1&limit=1&limitstart=5

    The only difference between the Hyper 212+ and the cooler in the guide is that the Hyper 212+ has more contact surface and performs better.


    Yes, I have seen this before, but I am still confused. There is an extra copper pipe on the hype 212+ which kind of screws up the application method shown....
  3. I've installed a few 212+'s and use the line method on the contact pipes.
    Last method in SAINT19's link.
    Always worked fine for me.
  4. Same way, just repeat the same process for an extra copper pipe. I mean, you need apply another TIM line next to the screw.
  5. Thanks for the responses guys. It's by far the most daunting part of putting together my computer and I want to do it right the first time.

    One other question: How much pressure can I put on the CPU? Which is to say, how tight should the heatsink be on there?
  6. More presure = best dissipation = best performance.

    The front plate and specifically the screws has a limit, if you see the black part in the screws you will see it. You can go until that limit in little steps.



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