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Old September 1, 2011, 02:43 PM
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Default I recently installed a hyper 212+ but it does not fully cover my 955BE

Is this okay?
there is about 1-2 mm of the cpu sticking out on 2 sides of the heatsink while one other side is perfect and the other overlaps just a tiny bit

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Temps Before 212+ Idle ~35 Load ~53
Temps After 212+ Idle ~30 Load~43

It seems to be working fine, but i dont know if it will cause long term problems or problems at all so i wanted to check in on it.
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Old September 1, 2011, 03:04 PM
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ideally the more surface contact the better(given the thermal interface material is up to the task)

but yes,to answer your q. youre good. :)

the mroe you push your cpu,the more difference the third party cooler should make.
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Old September 1, 2011, 03:11 PM
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sweet! thanks, im just making sure, i think it probably has something to do with the motherboard as to why it doesnt sit right
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Old September 1, 2011, 04:12 PM
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unless something is warped, not as intented, once you tight it,well,screw it down it should not move much and be quite straight,whichever way it is facing.

take a pic,but if your temps are in check do not worry.
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Old September 1, 2011, 04:38 PM
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Your just seeing the heat spreader but the hsf its actually covering the processor chip..the integrated heat spreader is just a piece of the processor that goes over the actual cpu to spread the heat over a larger surface area this wasnt a problem back in the day but as the die size shrank we lost surface area to cool the cpu thus began the ihs ..my 212 is the exact same...

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Heat spreader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (explanation)...

http://download.intel.com/pressroom/...otate_Logo.jpg (visual reference)

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Old September 1, 2011, 10:11 PM
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like he said the actually cpu is in the middle...under the cover

and the temp differences would tell me its working properly

they used to do it without the cover and you'd put the heatsink right on the cpu
however ... i guess too many ppl were breaking the cpu so they stopped doing it, or better heat displacement with the cover

intel had a cover for years already, before AMD did the same
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Old September 3, 2011, 10:24 AM
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The die is much smaller than the aluminum cover, so as long as it covers the middle it is fine.
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