Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Need Help!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OneEyeWilly, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. OneEyeWilly

    OneEyeWilly n00b

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    I have all my parts and I'm ready to build.One problem I have is the HS.I talked with Cooler Master live Chat,but I'm still wondering....If anyone has any knowledge of installing or adding another fan to this HS.I would really appreciate the help!I am using a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ HS.I will be using 2 fans for push and pull.I know one fan should connect to the cpu fan header on the motherboard,but I'm not sure about the second fan.

    Miguel : Thank you for contacting Cooler Master. My name is Miguel. How may I assist you today?
    toostrike :

    I watched the the video on installation.I understand you need to put on the back plate first.Then mount the HS.

    Then install the stand offs and nuts,and tighten in opposite corners until tighted.

    My question is with spider clip.It has 5 screws 2 on each end,and one in the middle.Is the screw in the middle just a guide pin.It does not say or show in the video if the middle screw tightens.
    Miguel : yes the middle screws needs to be tighten
    Miguel : you have to push down and tighten
    toostrike : I dont see how.Its a spring clip All it does is spin around when I turn the screw
    Miguel : you have to press down
    toostrike :If I press down on the spring and turn It just pops back to its normal position
    Miguel : it not going to give it a lot of pressure just enough so that the cooler does not shake
    toostrike : Ok, what about the metal pin that sticks out on the top of the base of the heatsink.
    toostrike : the metal pin I'm talking about is 2- 8ths of an inch from the guide hole
    Miguel : your working on the hyper 212+ correct
    toostrike : yes
    Miguel : sorry about that the little pin next to the guide hole correct
    toostrike : yes
    Miguel : on the bracket you will see that there are grooves that match to fit with that pin
    toostrike : Ok But it sure is confussing.The video does not show any of this,and the directions with the heatsink are worthless
    toostrike : I still dont understand how the guide pin tightens though.
    toostrike : One other question.If I had a second fan can I hook the second fan up to a molex connecter on the power supply
    Miguel : yes
    toostrike : So I do not have to control the fan speed with the motherboard.Wont this affect one fan being controlled by the motherboard,and one fan going 100%.I dont understand?
    Miguel : it will affect the air flow but not much
    toostrike : Ok thank -you.Have a nice day

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  2. enginurd

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    You can either connect it to the PSU directly, to another mobo header, or split the CPU fan header between both fans with an adapter (svc.com). As the rep said, it won't affect airflow much if one fan is running higher than the other, but it would be best to split them off the same connection, IMO. I don't tighten the middle screw... I found now need to. The guide pin/hole is pretty self-explanatory, I thought. /shrug
     
  3. OneEyeWilly

    OneEyeWilly n00b

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    I agree the guide pin hole is self-explanatory,but getting it to tighten is another story.I posted another question about fans,but since I'm on that subject the supplied fan is a 4 pin.I bought 2 more fans so I could have the same kind,and use them for push and pull.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16835103063

    These fans are 3 pins.The cpu header fan connection is 4 pins,but I have 2 system fan headers on the board that are 3 pins.Any idea how I can use these fans.This is my first build,so alot of this stuff is not second nature.I:confused:
     
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    Do you still need help installing the 212+?

    You don't tighten the middle screw dynamically. You're supposed to tighten it to a certain extent before putting it on, then leave it alone.

    It is just a guide. I tightened mine down as much as I could and was still thinking that there was no way I was supposed to press that hard on that fourth bolt, but I really did have to press HARD to get that last bolt to start tightening. I thought I was gonna break it, but it went well. Just have your mobo sitting on a solid yet soft surface while working on it.
     
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  7. OneEyeWilly

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    Thanks for the link,and the help from both of you guys.I was getting ready to build tonight,but had to pre- drill some holes for better cable management,and put in some rubber grommets around the holes.I read the motherboard manual a couple times,and it seems straight forward.I guess I'll do my build tomorrow and just refresh on some basics tonight.