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Hey guys.

Okay I am currently running a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ with push and pull fans and my CPU is overclocked to 3.8GHz, NB stock as for my motherboard ain't too great for NB overclocking.

This is in a Coolermaster Elite 370 chassis, with a fan pulling at the back, and two intake fans in the front and on the side-panel. My chassis supports two more fans on the top, but I can't put them in because my cooler is too big.

(BTW: all my fans are 120mm)

Now, my question is, what is the difference between the Hyper 212+ and the Hyper TX3 (will also P&P)? If I replace my cooler with the TX3, I can mount two more fans at the top of my case. Will this give better cooling than the Hyper 212+ without the tops fans, or should I rather just leave it like it is?

My CPU idles on 31 to 37, depending on the weather, and goes up to 49 after two hours of Crysis 2 (usually between 40 and 44 in mostly all my games). Highest I've seen it on rime 95 was 56. My GPU maxes out at 66 degrees when I run GPU Tool. Sticks around 54 to 62 in games.

All input will be very much appreciated.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 8
I think that the TX3 will make little difference compared with the current cooler, however, the extra fans may make a difference of around 2-3 c.

Your temperatures don't seem that hot but a better case airflow make bring them down even further if that is your aim.

Or you could try lapping your current heat sink which would probably bring a lower CPU temperature but no affect to anything else in the case.
 
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post #3 of 8
Temps aren't that high so it should be ok switching them.
Also, the TX3 has 80mm fans instead of 120mm
Edited by Problame - 3/31/11 at 5:37am
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post #4 of 8
I am far from an expert on AMD clocks and temps,

That being said I it seems to me your temps are fimne where they are.

Barring upgrading to liquid cooling I think I would leave well enough alone as making changes for a few degrees is not worth your time, effort and money IMO


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Either that or go fan crazy
 
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post #6 of 8
Three things:
*your CPU temps are fine, but I guess you're worried about the NB temp; do you mean the CPU-NB (IMC&L3) or the Mobo-NB (PCIe&HTT controller)?
*if you want to drop the temp inside the case to better cool the NB, VRM, RAM and all the rest, then you could certainly use some exhaust fans on top of your case, they make a big difference on these components. They make less of a difference on the CPU as tower coolers are usually very effective at evacuating heat
*the 212+ can be usually mounted in two directions, it can either face up or face the rear of the case. Maybe you could change its position to accommodate the upper fans; since the 212+ has widely spaced fins it's been proven that PP doesn't change much over a more classic "push"

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post #7 of 8
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Okay thanks for the info guys. Will see if I can't reposition my Hyper 212+, otherwise I will be getting the Hyper TX3 and install my other fans.

Keep well. Thanks a lot!
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post #8 of 8
Hyper 212+ should be better
I don't recommend heavy overclocking on this motherboard though, what with the cases of blow ups on this particular unit having happened very often now... if you do overclock, set good limits most especially on voltage
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