Alrighty guys and girls,
You wanted some temp results with the Stock 125w Cooler, Hyper 212 and the Seidon 120XL correct?
This is all in my test rig which is in my sig below but if you don't want to be bothered with it then here we are:
Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair V Formula
Memory: 16GB AMD R9 Gamer Series @ 2400Mhz 11-12-12-31
PSU: Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 1200w
GPU: XFX Double Dissipation R9 290x
SSD: PNY XLR8 240GB SSD
Case: CM HAF Stacker 935
TIM: Noctua NT-H1
here are the voltages/clock speeds I know you want to see:
I'm going to use ROG Realbench for the temp testing as i've found it heat things up better that IBT or Prime95 and it's a bit applicable in the real world
Starting off with the stock 125w AMD cooler, Now i don't actually have the stock cooler that came with my 8350 i do however have the one that was on my Phenom 9750 and it has changed a little since then but not by a massive amount, the differences are the newer cooler has a bigger baseplate and it does not have a shroud over the fan so temps would be better than the one i have but not by a massive amount.
So at the stock 4.0 (with 4.2 Turbo) it hit 71.8c pretty easy tbh which means (at least on my chip) that the stock cooler is just that, a stock cooler but with the newer one i would hazard a guess and say you wouldn't go past 68c with it (better chip helps too).....and with 4.4 it hit 83.4c before BSOD kicked in.....so obviously there aren't any 4.6 or 4.8 tests here.
So Moving onto the Hyper 212, in my case it's a 212X but close enough imo.
we all know it, some love it and some hate it so after seeing how badly the stock cooler does with my chip the 212 can't be much better can it?
Not bad....4.6Ghz is under control pretty easy but 4.8 gets a little warm for my tastes.
And now the Seidon 120XL, The little budget 120mm AIO, I'll be using it in Push/Pull but also bear in mind that i have lapped this cooler since the finish on the coldplate was a bit meh out of the box:Before & After Lapping Pics (Click to show)
And here are the temps:
I have to admit this AIO did a hell of alot better than i was expecting but there we go....
And because just to round this out and since i have one.....a CM Nepton 240m
And that's that......as i have mentioned before the reason i didn't do 5.0Ghz is simply because my chip doesn't really like it that much and the voltage required for it would rule out everything but the 240m to post a valid result
So you've got the stock air cooler, an aftermarket air cooler, a 120mm AIO and a 240mm AIO which i think rounds it out pretty nicely, the only other one i could add which would be a high end air cooler but this has taken me the better part of 5 hours to do so i'm going to leave it at that for now
Anyways, hope you guys find this somewhat informative or useful and if someone out there wants to have a better go with the stock cooler by all means go for it Edited by Sgt Bilko - 9/12/15 at 1:09am