Originally Posted by RobertJones
I know it'll probably seem weird, but I only joined Overclock.net to ask a question regarding Hyper 212EVO...
I recently bought one, to replace my Hyper TX3, because I thought that TX3 provided insufficient cooling on P4 Q6600. It turned out however that my temperatures are STILL quite high, they go all the way up to 71C on Intel Burn Test (maximum stress level), and 63C on Prime95. 71C is for the cores #0 & #1, while 68C is for the other 2 cores, #2 & #3.
Furthermore, just to point out that my CPU is overclocked to 333FSB, 3,00GHz and it usually idles at 44-45 Celsius.
VID is 1.3250V and max Tj. being reported is 100C (CoreTemp)
Eventually, "Intel Burn" reported a successful test, everything worked out OK on maximum, except for the high temperature issue I mentioned above.
Do I have to be worried, are these temperatures normal for 212EVO, or should I try with something else? Thanks in advance & please add me to the 212 group. (will provide a proof, picture if necessary)
Quoting myself, just to show how much improvement you can get with Blade Masters on 212EVO. Regardless of what I was told earlier lol, I mounted push-pull on my 212. Figured I can always buy a better, more faster fan for my back panel if necessary. But having 2, identical & stock Blade Masters on my 212 somehow seemed natural, a perfectly logical thing to do, so there you have it
Improvement? Let's just say that my TOP temperature, on "maximum" Intel Burn test doesn't exceed 65C
, and even that is the peak temperature, it's spiking between 61 and 65, even drops to 58 sometimes. And I'm talking about the hottest core, not about the coldest one!
As for the regular, every-day use, my temp dropped by 10C
There was also one other reason why I decided to use push-pull over the standard configuration... I've noticed that EVO coolers have a nasty habit of blowing a lot of excess air between the heatsink & the actual fan. Probably because those plastic fan clips are thick, and make a wider gap between those 2. On the other hand, original 212+ and TX3 had those metal clips, which snapped into the heatsink and pulled the fan close together, as tight as it can get. So, by having push pull, I wanted to assure that there's a continuous airflow through the radiator.
So, what's the conclusion of all this? If you have the original Hyper212+, great! it really is the greatest cooler of that type, affordable & easy to use. If you have the EVO version, make sure to get yourself a new fan, Blade Master 120! Seriously, it'll be totally worth the effort, at least in my opinion. Even if you're one of those guys who worry over the noise level, don't! Because they really don't generate that much noise, my system is pretty silent at 1930RPM (according to BIOS), and both fans are set to max. (I had a LOT more noise with Hyper TX3, push-pull)
Plz feel free to ask if you have any questions & enjoy these pics