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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 11:47 AM - Thread Starter
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Don't knock the Hyper 212 EVO

Until today I was running my Corsair AIO H115i, an older one of a few years. Last night I was watching my temps and noticed it was higher than normal again (Idle package temp of 36c @ 4GHz). Checked the pump, it was running, checked the fans, they were spinning. I ran AIDA64 to stress test and the package temp spiked and the system shut off. This was at the stock CPU speed of 4GHz (AMD 8350) and the temp hit 80+c! She's fine though, no damage. Today I removed the AIO and as anyone who liquid cools should do, I have a trusty EVO212 laying around just in case... well 3 of them. So I mounted it with new paste (the included cooler master TIM). I ran out of my MX-2. So, I also have a bunch of room at the top of the case now that the 280 rad is gone so I mounted one of my stock Corsair case fans to the top pulling air in and forcing fresh air to the fan on the EVO212 which is shot to the back of the case and exhausted with my Cougar 140mm fan. I have 2 more Cougar 140's on the front of the case pulling air in as well. So, 3 - 140's in, 1 - 140mm out and I am "positively" pleased with that lol.

If you take a look at the temps in the first pic, that is at stock CPU speeds then I overclocked to 4.5GHz boosting to 4.6GHz. I still have headroom She still clocks down (Cool & Quiet) and as you see, I ran both stress test for 20min each. I think I can call this a success. The second pic is the overclock settings. ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0, 16GB 1866 mem dual channel, AMD FX8350 Black Edition, ASUS ROG Strix RX480 OC 8GB, Corsair Obsidian 750D. A simple system in a big case. The last pic shows the Corsair fan and the 212 EVO orientation.
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post #2 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 11:55 AM
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The Hyper 212 has stood the test of time for many of us. In the PC world where 6 month old hardware is antiquated the fact that this cooler is still relevant speaks for itself.


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Quote: Originally Posted by speed_demon View Post
The Hyper 212 has stood the test of time for many of us. In the PC world where 6 month old hardware is antiquated the fact that this cooler is still relevant speaks for itself.
I couldn't agree more. My first Hyper 212 was on an E8400 Wolfdale that was WAY overclocked and it never gave me issues. I will always have a 212 laying around as long as I have sockets that it fits.
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I hated mine. If you bough one when this CPU was new it was probably a good purchase but if you bought one 3-4 years ago you missed out on much better coolers like I did.
The fact that it still works well enough on a CPU of the era shouldn't surprise anyone though, air coolers don't break. CLCs do.


The 212 is probably something I will always keep around though...until there's just no modern socket it fits that is. I used mine until I got my 4790k where it started to really show it's limits but on my 4690k I managed 5Ghz with the little guy. Not too bad.

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Its ok if you need a small cooler.. I wouldn't call it good though. Its a 150w cooler. My x5690 starts out at 130w. So, I would say its slightly better than an Intel stock cooler for 970s, 980s and 990s.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Owterspace View Post
Its ok if you need a small cooler.. I wouldn't call it good though. Its a 150w cooler. My x5690 starts out at 130w. So, I would say its slightly better than an Intel stock cooler for 970s, 980s and 990s.

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I don't know if I would call it small... 150w on the cooler is pretty good. I am at 4.5GHz overclock and the most my CPU hit was near 58w. The 212 is laughing at my CPU heat. I am sure it helps that I am feeding it a steady stream of cooler air.
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I'm not sure why people keep hyping this cooler, sure its fine to keep around as a back-up, but its no longer relevant if you're buying new.

The only thing all these kinds of threads are doing is causing new builders to keep buying 212's, while there are much better coolers in the same price range nowadays.
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I tried it on my 3770k, it wasn't good, but it was ok. Trust me, its small next to Le Grand Macho RT, True Spirit 140 Power, I called it small, but its puny next to them. I don't mean to sound so harsh about it, I just don't have a strong opinion of its performance. I thought it was weak, to be frank. But some guys get a good one I reckon. And yes, the cooler air definitely has a part to play in it.

As for Price, you can get a TS140P for 15 dollars more than a 212 Evo. That's D14/15 quality and performance, or better for 50 bucks.

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It was a steal in 2009 for <$20 but in 2019 for ~$35 it's a hard sell. If you have one already, then yeah, use it. Otherwise buying it now is silly.

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I think they're the best cooler on the market dollar for dollar. I had one for a couple years and ran it on a FX-8150 and it handled it up to 4.2 Ghz which was pretty impressive considering it was less than $30.

No they're not as good as higher end models but for unde $30, you can't beat em.

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