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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    I thnk you won't have to remove the side fan the HS should be above it, but the plastick sleeve you would anyay.
    For 92mm cooler check out XIGMATEK LOKI SD963.

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    Just ordered the CM 212! :)
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    It came in this evening, this thing is huge but I expected that lol....no time to install yet but might do some final measuring later tonight...
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    Nice, can't wait to hear how you like it once you set it all up!

    Good luck on a smooth install, and may cooler temps come your way!

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    I didn't realize CM sent thermal past also....is the Arctic Silver 5 and CM paste pretty much similar? I'm putting it together now so I may do a quick google then flip a coin lol...
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    If it's the Thermal Fusion 400 it's better than AS5 if the simple CM paste the AS is better.

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    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

    Thanks, the above link shows the the Heat Pipe coolers seem to perform better (if not require?) thermal paste to be spread with a card over the heat sink pipes to fill the gaps/grooves and two lines on the cooler heat sink bottom. The pics seem to show that's the best way but if you guys feel otherwise, let me know...
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    Default Re: GA31M-ES2L<-- Is this OC able?

    That's the technique I used with excellent results with both of my Xigmatek HDT cpu coolers.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
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    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    not sure how tight to tighten the bracket heatsink spring loaded screws...I don't want to break anything...

    Edit: Looks like the screws stop at a certain point where the screw shaft will hit the standoff so crisis averted lol....
    Last edited by aggiefan; 02-23-2012 at 06:04 AM.
    Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L (doesn't like to OC high FSB chips)
    Cooler Master Hyper 212+ HSF
    OCZ DDR2 PC2 6400 800mhz SLI Ready 2x4gb 5-4-4-15 2.1v
    EVGA 9500GT DDR2 512mb
    CoolerMaster Centurion case
    OCZ 500w modular PSU

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