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About 1 year ago I bought my first ever after market Heat sink. It was the CM Hyper 212+. I owned an Athlon X2 250 cpu and man oh man what a difference between the Hyper 212 and stock heat sink. There was nothing that I could do with this Athlon that would nearly threaten the Hyper 212. I then upgraded to a Phenom X3 720. My fourth core unlocked and I could get it to 3.4ghz stable or 3.7ghz on 3 cores. Pushed my Hyper 212 this time but it kept temps under 60C. So I was happy.

Now along came a 140W Phenom II 965. I picked up a high powered Delta fan, two of them, and used them in p/p and could keep it under 60C at 1.45v at 3.8ghz. I could not add voltage to try to see if I could get any higher.

So I got rid of the 965 and purchased a Phenom II X6 1055T. 125W, known to hit 4.0ghz, and I thought I was gonna be home free after getting rid of that 140W monster. Then I learned 6 cores run hotter than 4, and even though the chip was a 125w chip, it would get even hotter than my 4 core 140w chip. So I keep my Thuban at 3.6ghz, a solid 800mhz OC, and reach max temps of 52C during ITB on max, 49C in P95. I'm happy.

Untill... I purchase a TRUE copper, weighs a ton BTW, and slap that bad boy on my Thuban, case lying on its side. Then, I'm in love!!!

Before I replaced my Hyper 212 I ran ITB on max for 5 passes to see what temps I would hit. Results:

Pass 1 max 49C, pass 2 max 51C, pass 3 max 52C, pass 4 max 52C, pass 5 max 52C.

Open up case, disassemble Hyper 212, assemble TRUE, put back together and, with AS5 not cured BTW, run ITB on max again. Results:

Pass 1 max 39C, pass 2 max 39C, pass 3 max 40C, pass 4 max 40C, pass 5 max 40C.

A 12C drop in temps within 15 minutes in the exact same environment, with the exact same settings!!! I am overjoyed!

Why didn't I do this sooner!? Not necessarily get the TRUE copper, but anything like a Megahalems, or Noctua DH14.

ANyways the point of this thread is to find out how good the heatsink really is cuz I havent heard much about it. I also wanted to ask the question is there another air heatsink out there that would be worth upgrading to over this? Here are some more results in pictures.

The first image is ITB
I hit a max of 47C on 20 runs on max of ITB.

The second is running now as I make this thread. I hit 47C at some point but its been holding steady around 42-43C for about 98% of this run.

So, what can I try next? Or should I just hold on to this? I never expected to get 4.0ghz on air and never go over 47C. Can a silver Arrow or D14 beat that? Any input would be welcome.


Edited by Chuckclc - 1/18/11 at 11:14pm
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the 212+ is the best bang for the buck budget hsf (great for $15-30)

the true/megahelms cost about 2-3x as much, but do a much better job with 125-140w cpu's
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Wonder how my Tuniq stacks up...probably not to well lol. Nice temp drop though I can see the 212+ in tons of applications still, just not with enough to run with the big boys.
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I'm in the same predicament, but when I went and got a H70 it didn't do any better and was much louder (user error probably on the install). Gonna get myself a new cooler soon though.
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I think the True, Silver Arrow, and D14 are all equal with D14 leading a bit

EDIT:

The D14 is actually the best. Not considering it being as silent as a cat
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the 212+ is the best bang for the buck budget hsf (great for $15-30)

the true/megahelms cost about 2-3x as much, but do a much better job with 125-140w cpu's
Im with you on that. As I tried to come accross in my long, drawn out opener, I very much enjoyed my Hyper 212 on my X2 and even X3, but man Im running P95 right now at 1.47v and 4.0ghz on my Thuban and hanging right around 41-43C temps. My Hper 212 couldn't stay under 60C at 1.45v.

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I think the True, Silver Arrow, and D14 are all equal with D14 leading a bit
So probably no upgrading for me unless its to get a "lighter" heatsink. Because I tell you one thing. Im not gonna stand my case up vertically with this monster piece of copper attached to my board.
Edited by Chuckclc - 1/19/11 at 12:23am
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Wait until you go under water as you may be left wondering why you wasted time on a TRUE .
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Wait until you go under water as you may be left wondering why you wasted time on a TRUE .
Ahh. I believe that now.
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a buddy didnt want to spend any money on a hsf for his i7 950 (90c under load), i talked him into getting the 212 for $17 at the time

its still running a little warm (70c under load) at stock speeds, but alot better than the stock hsf

dont ask me why, he spent over 800 for case/psu/gpu/mobo/cpu/ram/hdd and 50 for hsf and monitor
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