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December 15, 2011 11:39:19 PM

I unlocked my Athlon X3 460 3.4Ghz to Phenom II X4 B60, but on stock cooler i got temps 47 idle and 70+ on full load/stress test.
So i bought new cooler cooler master 212 plus but with him i got only 10C temp drop. Now idle 44C and full load 63C after 10min...:(  Is this normal...?
other specs:
MSI 870-c45
Sapphire hd 6870
4GB DDR3
Gigabyte KM0616

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December 16, 2011 12:18:11 AM

Vajsmilan said:
I unlocked my Athlon X3 460 3.4Ghz to Phenom II X4 B60, but on stock cooler i got temps 47 idle and 70+ on full load/stress test.
So i bought new cooler cooler master 212 plus but with him i got only 10C temp drop. Now idle 44C and full load 63C after 10min...:(  Is this normal...?
other specs:
MSI 870-c45
Sapphire hd 6870
4GB DDR3
Gigabyte KM0616

I don't think you can unlock an Athlon Chip into a Phenom II
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December 16, 2011 12:20:35 AM

Headspin_69 said:
I don't think you can unlock an Athlon Chip into a Phenom II


How do you explain then this screenshot i posted above...? It was Athlon X3 460 when i bought it...:p 
Anywayz any help about the temp and cooler, whats wrong with it...? :( 
December 16, 2011 12:32:34 AM

Vajsmilan said:
How do you explain then this screenshot i posted above...? It was Athlon X3 460 when i bought it...:p 
Anywayz any help about the temp and cooler, whats wrong with it...? :( 

What thermal past and how did you spread it and how much sis you use.
December 16, 2011 12:40:22 AM

Headspin_69 said:
What thermal past and how did you spread it and how much sis you use.



I used thermal paste that i got with 212+, put about a 5x5x4mm blob, about a size of a pea and just put a cooler over it.
I did exactly as seen on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3gx6c62D7I
i think...:/ Would it have so heavy performance impact if i put a more/less than i should? Also my 212+ is not faced to blow air toward back of case, cuz i have AM3 it blows air up in the Power supply.
December 16, 2011 12:57:04 AM

Vajsmilan said:
I used thermal paste that i got with 212+, put about a 5x5x4mm blob, about a size of a pea and just put a cooler over it.
I did exactly as seen on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3gx6c62D7I
i think...:/ Would it have so heavy performance impact if i put a more/less than i should? Also my 212+ is not faced to blow air toward back of case, cuz i have AM3 it blows air up in the Power supply.

Everyone spreads the thermal grease a little different however if you read up on how and what is does then you realize that a little more will always be better than not enough. I have the Hyper 212+ in my rig just look at my thumb nail pic and it is running a Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.8ghz just fine.
December 16, 2011 1:03:26 AM

Headspin_69 said:
Everyone spreads the thermal grease a little different however if you read up on how and what is does then you realize that a little more will always be better than not enough. I have the Hyper 212+ in my rig just look at my thumb nail pic and it is running a Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.8ghz just fine.


Ok thx, i will open it up soon and see how termal paste was distributed on my CPU.
After i remove heatsink, can i just put it back on or do i have to go all over again with cleaning and putting new layer of thermal paste? It will probably create bubbles maybe if i put it right back on...?
December 16, 2011 1:15:30 AM

Vajsmilan said:
Ok thx, i will open it up soon and see how termal paste was distributed on my CPU.
After i remove heatsink, can i just put it back on or do i have to go all over again with cleaning and putting new layer of thermal paste? It will probably create bubbles maybe if i put it right back on...?

Clean up both surfaces real good with alcohol preferably but it is not necessary it is just ideal and then lay down some fresh thermal grease and spread a thin layer across the whole cpu then because the Hyper 212+ has lots of uneven little nooks and crannies put a blob of grease on it and make sure you get all the air bubbles out and that all the crevasses are filled will grease. This way you will ensure maximum contact between the CPU and the Hyper 212 + cooler so the heat can easily, quickly, and effectively get moved away from the CPU into the cooler remember air pockets are the bad guy and there are alot of them on the base of the Hyper 212+ cooler thats why I say to make sure you grease up the bottom and fill in all the crevasses.
December 16, 2011 1:26:11 AM

Headspin_69 said:
Clean up both surfaces real good with alcohol preferably but it is not necessary it is just ideal and then lay down some fresh thermal grease and spread a thin layer across the whole cpu then because the Hyper 212+ has lots of uneven little nooks and crannies put a blob of grease on it and make sure you get all the air bubbles out and that all the crevasses are filled will grease. This way you will ensure maximum contact between the CPU and the Hyper 212 + cooler so the heat can easily, quickly, and effectively get moved away from the CPU into the cooler remember air pockets are the bad guy and there are alot of them on the base of the Hyper 212+ cooler thats why I say to make sure you grease up the bottom and fill in all the crevasses.


What you say is, i should put a thin layer of paste on CPU and also put some paste on base of heatsink and after that i should put heatsink to CPU..? Thx for tips! ;) 
December 16, 2011 1:37:03 AM

Vajsmilan said:
What you say is, i should put a thin layer of paste on CPU and also put some paste on base of heatsink and after that i should put heatsink to CPU..? Thx for tips! ;) 

yes because the 212+ is a bit of a different case than most CPU coolers because it is a Direct pipe Cooler and therefore it is very very difficult or CoolerMaster to machine the surface 100% flat and smooth which it is far from more so than a tradition flat copper or nickle based CPU cooler.
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