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Old April 22, 2010, 09:36 AM
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I based my purchase off the hwc review by akg, and I was quite dissappointed... I find that OCC gives much more realistic and real-life numbers and reviews for air coolers. I've switched to a true now, and it is much better. the 212+ has been very hyped up by the hwc review, which is why I don't rely on hwc reviews as much anymore
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Old April 22, 2010, 09:44 AM
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It's true that the TIM that comes with the hyper 212+ is thick and pasty, but in my opinion that's a good thing. You need to fill the gaps between the heat pipes, on the bottom of the cooler, and the thickness of the paste makes it a bit easier (kind of like using auto body filler). I use a credit card to spread the paste into the gaps. You don't need more than a very thin sheen on the bottom of the cooler (except of course, where the gaps get filled). Then, apply a thin line (apx 1mm to 2mm wide) of paste across the surface of the top of the CPU (at least, for a four-core i7). It will get mushed down when you seat the cooler, and spread out over the four cores of the 920.
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well its on my e6600 and it installed easy. but now looking to get a i7 so thats where it will end up. I was worried about the gaps in the pipes but i just did what you just explained and it is fine
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I based my purchase off the hwc review by akg, and I was quite dissappointed... I find that OCC gives much more realistic and real-life numbers and reviews for air coolers. I've switched to a true now, and it is much better. the 212+ has been very hyped up by the hwc review, which is why I don't rely on hwc reviews as much anymore
My TRUE120 cost me near $80.

My Hyper212+ cost me $20.

I'd say the hwc review was bang on.
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hyper 212+ on an i7... is that a D0? What are the clocks/volts/temps?
Yes it's a D0, 180 x 21 so it's at 3.8 with 1.25V, idle ~ 38C and 100% load ~ 70C

It does have 2 stock fans in push pull. First is plugged to CPU fan header on mobo, 2nd is on my fan controller at 1050 rpm.

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Interesting ADay2Long, all I can say is that the stuff that came with my review unit had the exact same consistency of MX2 and in quick n dirty testing had the same performance as MX2.
I would not be surprised if they did change AkG, when I bought the first one for my dad's build it came with thin wire clips to attach the fan which is 'hard' ish to install and doesn't work as well. The TIM with that version at that time was very thick, unMX-2 and hell to apply. When I bought one for my system a couple months later, it was now using plastic brackets to install the fans which was a dream to use and install, works so well and simple! Didn't try that TIM, just threw my MX-2 on there.

But as the famous AkG says, YMMV
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My TRUE120 cost me near $80.

My Hyper212+ cost me $20.

I'd say the hwc review was bang on.
well you got a damn good deal on the 212+ and you got either ripped off on the TRUE or you bought it 3 years ago. I got my TRUE for $30 used. I'd imaging it can be obtained for around $40-50 in new condition.
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I m still not good at applying the correct TIM application on this heatpipe cooler..... i didnt have any trouble with my TRUE (since the base is flat).... i tried the 3line method and i m still getting 40C on idle for my i7 860 @3.8 :(
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thats not too bad

my i5 750 @3.8 runs at 38-40 on idle also. and i am currently using the 3line method, next am going to try using the old school sheet method on both cpu and HS(applying a very thin layer of past to both) and see what happen, haven't tried it on the 212 yet, but i always used that method in the past even with HDT coolers and worked well
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well you got a damn good deal on the 212+ and you got either ripped off on the TRUE or you bought it 3 years ago. I got my TRUE for $30 used. I'd imaging it can be obtained for around $40-50 in new condition.
still sells for around 70-80$
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still sells for around 70-80$
I know. would you like to buy one for that price?
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