He, he, he! That is the Coolermaster Hyper Evo 212 for you performance wise.
I have'nt got it myself on the FX 6300 I have got. But I have read before when doing some research for a third party cooler, that it whas a bit of a pain to install yes.
Quite many customers complained about that the instructions where not the best to say the least.
Quote: also the heatsink appears to be eeeeever to slightly off.. with maybe a millimeter of the top side of the CPU showing.. just a tiny fraction.. but I assume that's likely quite normal and nothing to be concerned about.#
Did you set the "scissor plate" adjustents to the middle settings? That is required for the AMD cpu's. Look at the video below.
On the other hand, your cooler seem to get the work done in style anyway.
Yeah, in most midtower cases you just have a couple of millimeters at the best to spare with such a big tower cooler.
The new thermal paste will need anything from 24 hours up to 3 weeks to settle, depending on what make it is and the ingredients beeing used?
Btw. Ķ just found a very good instruction video on how to mount the 212 Evo on an AMD cpu: