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Hello people of overclock.net

I have an amd fx 6300 3.5 GHZ six core (stock speed currently). I ran the stock cooler for a year now and reached temperatures like 55-60 degrees celcius when on full load.

I decided to get myself a better CPU fan. The Cooler Master Hyper 212X. Ordered on Takealot.com for R464 (South African Rand) should be about 25-40$. Now on full load my max temperature is 35 degrees celcius!! It is truely amazing.

Really this cooler is amazing.

Pros
-excellent value for money
-overclocking potential if you need it
-good thermal paste
-outstanding value for money

Cons
-installation takes some time especially if you are not familiar with pc building like me
-the size is fairly big so it might not fit in all cases.

just wanted to shout out my lover for this excellent cooler!
post #2 of 88
Just get a Noctua NH-D14/D15 (if you have space inside your case).
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Originally Posted by VelcroHeadedN View Post

Just get a Noctua NH-D14/D15 (if you have space inside your case).

Twice the price for minimal gains - about 5-7*C? Not to mention the ridiculous amount of space that the Noctuas eat up, or the hideous fan colors. biggrin.gif

I loved my Hyper 212 Evo, in push/pull with good TIM, it was a workhorse. Plus, it's hard to beat the price. The 212 X looks like they just added a couple of little features to the Evo. thumb.gif
post #4 of 88
I used to have the Evo 212 On a 8350, with single fan, It is good for up to 1.34-1.44V full load. Depending on how hot your chip is.
I also got a V8 from cooler master and I had to send it back, it wasn't direct contact for the heat pipes and the cooling was worse than my EVO 212
post #5 of 88
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Originally Posted by iPro View Post

Hello people of overclock.net

I have an amd fx 6300 3.5 GHZ six core (stock speed currently). I ran the stock cooler for a year now and reached temperatures like 55-60 degrees celcius when on full load.

I decided to get myself a better CPU fan. The Cooler Master Hyper 212X. Ordered on Takealot.com for R464 (South African Rand) should be about 25-40$. Now on full load my max temperature is 35 degrees celcius!! It is truely amazing.

Really this cooler is amazing.

Pros
-excellent value for money
-overclocking potential if you need it
-good thermal paste
-outstanding value for money

Cons
-installation takes some time especially if you are not familiar with pc building like me
-the size is fairly big so it might not fit in all cases.

just wanted to shout out my lover for this excellent cooler!

I find 35c on full load hard to believe, do you have a bowl of ice sitting in the case with a fan blowing over it?
I would like to see a screen shot Real Temp showing the core temps, it will also show if the cpu is at full mhz speed. proof.gif
here is a my cpu at full speed/load Folding on full.


here are results from a review on April 2015, and the cooler does not perform as you say. I'm not knocking the cooler as it is a good cooler but your results of 35c at full load don't add up.

Edited by jlhawn - 10/27/15 at 11:38am
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I sold my Hyper 212 Evo, it was a total piece of trash. Not so much in performance it was fine but mounting the damn thing was just a huge pain. Honestly what's the point of owning something that's just a complete and utter piece of design trash to get an end result that is equivalent to pretty much anything else on the market. When I sold my Gigabyte Z87 + i5 I threw in the cooler for free. I bought a SilverStone Argon for my i7. Absolutely love it and its completely underrated.
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Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post

I find 35c on full load hard to believe, do you have a bowl of ice sitting in the case with a fan blowing over it?
I would like to see a screen shot Real Temp showing the core temps, it will also show if the cpu is at full mhz speed. proof.gif
here is a my cpu at full speed/load Folding on full.

Okey! smile.gif I'll upload screenshot tomorrow. I used AMD Overdrive and HW Monitor for monitoring and Prime95 for loading. Just to make sure of something, where does the cpu temperature sensor sit? Is it on the cooler or within the cpu?
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Okey! smile.gif I'll upload screenshot tomorrow. I used AMD Overdrive and HW Monitor for monitoring and Prime95 for loading. Just to make sure of something, where does the cpu temperature sensor sit? Is it on the cooler or within the cpu?

see my previous post as I edited with results from a review.
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit LG 29inch widescreen DP LG 29inch widescreen DP Corsair K65 
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post #10 of 88
As OP said 35C without over volts, I also had same exprience that its a great cooler, thats already enough proof



Also you can do some vadalation with it, and it will overheat within 10Seconds
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