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I tried reading through the mecha of graphs in that uber fan review thread & my head started to hurt.

So, I come looking for opinions on the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ cooler.

I'm currently using it for my OC & find that now that I'm approaching 4ghz (3.8ghz currently & testing stability) my temps are starting to get up there. Avg ~68c on my cores & maxing out at 73c when it's a bit warm in the room.

Am I pushing the cooler to it's limits or did I royally screw up on the TIM application/brand?

Should this cooler be able to keep my CPU a bit chillier? Is it worth yanking it, cleaning both up & buying some better stuff and reapplying? I'd like to take my cpu to 4ghz & perhaps a bit higher but not if the cooler can't handle it.

Here's a current shot at my temps:


Thanks!
Edited by DefenderX1 - 5/8/11 at 11:29pm
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post #2 of 14
Sounds about right to me depending on your voltage. Throw a couple of high speed fans on the 212 and its a beast. I've got it on my 2600k and @4.7 I have trouble breaking 60C.
    
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So the heatsink's good enough, but not the fan? Was also hoping to try to keep it rather quiet (at full load the fan noise is about as loud as I'd like to get).

Think there's a solution to mix noise with performance? The SA fans in that mega thread did seem apealing.
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post #4 of 14
IMO its all in the voltage
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The heatsink is good, but with a high-flow fan its great. You could try getting some high speed 38mm deltas and using a fan controller to scale them back to an acceptable level. 38mm fans are generally quieter and move more air than their 25mm counterparts. Also anything below 80C during prime is fine for 24/7.
    
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Try push/pull as well! It works great!
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Ok, any recommended fans from newegg or microcenter?

I've heard the CM Blademaster's good (and purty too ).
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Originally Posted by DefenderX1 View Post
Ok, any recommended fans from newegg or microcenter?

I've heard the CM Blademaster's good (and purty too ).
Haha that's the stock fan on your 212.
Adding a second one should help temps though. If you have the space then adding two 38mm Scythe Ultra Kazes are a great option and move a ton of air.
    
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post #9 of 14
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Haha that's the stock fan on your 212.
Eh? The pic of it that I saw had see-through blades & blue LEDs. Must've read it wrong.
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post #10 of 14
i put on a extra fan on my hyper212 only a cheap 1 too and it still dropped my temps by 2-5 degrees which is enough to get that little bit more out of the cpu, + will be gettin some better fans for it soon
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