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    Alternative to hyper 212+ HSF?

    Hi i am in situation where i have a bad stick of ram that needs replacing and only way to do this is to remove my hyper 212 cooler to get access to the 1st Dimm row where the bad stick is situated as theres not enough clearence. Now anyone who has installed this HSF will know how hard they are to install with every other component in situ, i had a hard enough time with mobo out of case when i built the bugger. So rather having to go down this road again can anyone here ps tell me a good alternative HSF that is EASY to install and has the performance of the 212+? Not to expensive ps guys.
    Last edited by wannabgeek; 29-04-2012 at 08:51 PM.
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    Re: Alternative to hyper 212+ HSF?

    Depends on the ram, a standard height stick should fit in the first slot under the fan, you'll have to remove the fan to fit it.
    Have you tried rotating the hyper 212+ 90 degrees?
    If you're only using two sticks of ram then try using the other slots 2&4 or 3&4 depending on motherboard.

    If your issue is the ram slot being covered by the cooler, so you can fit the ram just not get easy access to it afterward, then you'll hit the exact same problem with the vast majority of coolers.

    What are you having trouble with when mounting the hyper 212+? I found it to be pretty easy to mount and remove.
    The main thing you have to remember is that the bolts that hold the back plate on are not actually round but D shaped, so they'll not go through cleanly if you've not got them correctly alligned.
    That and the printing on instruction sheet is tiny.
    The wire clips that hold the fan in can be a bit fiddly, but that's the same for any wire clips.

    If the wire clips annoy you then you could try contacting the coolermaster parts store and see if they will sell you the plastic frame clips from the Hyper 212 EVO, they should fit on the hyper 212+ (I'd also ask if it does fit to double check) http://www.cmstore.eu/contact-us/

    Other than that your best bet would be one of the all-in-one water cooling units, eg the Corasir H60 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...66-am2-and-am3 or Antec Khuler 620 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec...plus-am3-3plus because these take up very little room on the motherboard, pretty much the same size as a stock cooler.

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    Re: Alternative to hyper 212+ HSF?

    Thanks for your help pob. I have actually installed it all 2 yrs ago but it was hassle inc wire clips etc. I have tried to rotate cooler but looks like i will need to take out mobo from case to do it all again as i need to replace bad stick of ram. Is there a way to turn off one of the dimm slots in the bios so i dont have to go down this road?.
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    Re: Alternative to hyper 212+ HSF?

    I really don't understand the hassle people have with this mounting, my casecom KM6788 is one of the smallest cases that will still fit this cooler, I had a bit of hassle refitting it but mainly because there's not enough room for this cool and a top fan in this case with my motherboard due to the cpu slot being closer to the top of the motherboard.
    It took me a couple of failed attempts before I realised that the only way I could do it was to put the top fan on the outside of the case.
    But I did get the 212+ in with two fans attached in push+pull once I realise that the top fan would have to go outside.

    the big key is to fully unplug the case, get it out and lay it on it's side this way you can stand the cooler in place on the cpu while you align the retention X bracket and screw it down without fighting against gravity.
    If your worried about scratching the case, lay a towel down under it, work on the floor or a table, make sure you've got space to work.
    A good long screw driver is a big help, not a short ratchet one, just a plane 6" shaft (Ooo err misses)

    You don't need to remove the back plate or anything. But you shouldn't need to remove the cooler at all, just the fan, get into the two clips and unclip them, a short flat headed screw driver can be helpful here.
    that should be enough to get the ram stick out.

    if you want some thing different you could try the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 PRO http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arcti...m2-am2plus-am3 you'll have to refit the original mounting bracket and the cooler will have to point up wards but it's not much harder to fit than the basic stock cooler.

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    Re: Alternative to hyper 212+ HSF?

    Thanks again Pob and sorry for late reply.
    Ive opened case and i am pretty sure i will need to remove the actual cooler to get to the bad stick, i think my mobo asus m4a89gtd-pro-usb3 is situated differently to yours (below pic) as dimms is very close to the cpu! Anyways removing it means i will need to re apply more paste which i will now have to buy. The only way i can position 212 is horizontally with fan hanging over the Dimms. Also my 212 seems rather loose as i can twist it, is yours this loose ps?

    Last edited by wannabgeek; 06-05-2012 at 07:52 PM.
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    Re: Alternative to hyper 212+ HSF?

    I have just seen the H60 corsair water cooled going for only £50...Do you think this a easier solution for me?
    Windows 7 64 Ultimate
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    HD 6850 1GB GDDR5
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