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Installing heatsinks is the bane of my existence

#1NOMPosted 12/18/2013 4:44:12 PM
Everything else goes smooth and easy, but as soon as I get to heatsink installation, s*** hits the fan. F*** HEATSINKS. I thought it was just Intel's crappy design, but today I attempted to install the CM Hyper 212 Evo, and it just would not f***ing work. No matter how many videos I watched, or guides I read, I just can't get this goddamn mother f***ing thing installed. It should be relatively easy, WHY AM I A FAILURE AT THIS???

F*** these things.
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#2MonkeymagePosted 12/18/2013 4:45:02 PM
Incompetence
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#3VIP86Posted 12/18/2013 4:46:35 PM
I've installed the stock heatsink, the cooler master 212 evo, the noctua nh-d14, and corsair 100i, no problems whateverso. Soooo, whatever the other poster said.
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#4NOM(Topic Creator)Posted 12/18/2013 4:48:52 PM
OMG you guys are soooo mean! :(
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#5SuigintouEVPosted 12/18/2013 5:20:55 PM
Step 1) Clean off any thermal paste with coffee filters and alcohol
Step 2) Lay PC horizontal and put a small dot of thermal paste onto CPU center.
Step 3) Press heatsink down on CPU
Step 4) Screw heatsink down
Step 5) Plug in CPU fan

Hope this helped.
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#6wizardmonPosted 12/18/2013 5:22:54 PM
It really helped me to have a second pair of arms helping me out.

I don't think I could have installed my 212+ without assistance.
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#7ThundarPosted 12/18/2013 5:30:54 PM
I installed it just fine. The direction's aren't the greatest though. I did have to take mine off to orient the heatsink differently. It was rattling a bit and I think I had mine turned 90 degrees the wrong way (if there even is a wrong way). The only real sketchy part is wondering if you got it lined up evenly and the paste is somewhat even.
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#8Lonestar2000Posted 12/18/2013 5:40:48 PM
I have struggled with the dumb Intel push-pin design but the Hyper 212 Evo was easy for me.
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#9Fade2black001Posted 12/18/2013 5:57:31 PM
SuigintouEV posted...
Step 1) Clean off any thermal paste with coffee filters and alcohol
Step 2) Lay PC horizontal and put a small dot of thermal paste onto CPU center.
Step 3) Press heatsink down on CPU
Step 4) Screw heatsink down
Step 5) Plug in CPU fan

Hope this helped.


coffee filters? Alcohol? So some Jack Daniels is fine? I'm joking but you should specify rubbing alcohol. Also coffee filters aren't needed at all. A paper towel is just fine.
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#10_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 12/18/2013 6:02:45 PM
Hmm, I have the same one (a lot of people do) and did not think it was too much of a hassle. Even installed it with the motherboard in the case.

I think the main thing is that you should take your time. Do not try to rush it, and keep looking whether things line up well before placing/screwing anything.

Can you be more specific about what the problem is you are having. I agree that the documentation for it (the guide) sucks pretty bad. But since I watched a video before I received it, things went pretty smoothly.
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