Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (RR-B10-212P-GP)
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6 September 2011
Excerpt: For those who can remember the original GeminII S, you will see where this new submission gets most of its dominant traits and features. For those who don't remember it so well, or not at all, let me summarize it for you. The GeminII S was a small footprint cooler with the use of a 120mm fan blowing down at the motherboard.
Summary: We’ve seen a spate of top-performing air coolers in the past few months, as nearly every manufacturer hops on the skyscraper-design bandwagon, and Cooler Master’s entry is right up there with the best we’ve tested. And at $30 from Cooler Master’s online store, it’s dirt cheap. For that price, you really can’t go wrong with this cooler.
Pros: Dirt cheap; effective cooling.
Cons: Can bump up against north-bridge chip cooler.
As this is the first cooler I’ve had that would accommodate LGA 1156, I really had nothing to compare this cooler with. I also really don’t know how hot the i7 860 (95 watts) gets compared to the LGA 1366 i7 920 (130 watts). The i7 920 is a very hot processor, and even the upper-end coolers I’ve used with it had a hard time keeping the OC Load temp under 70C. I’ve had a few coolers that wouldn’t keep it under 90C, which is the shutdown temperature.
Pros: Light, small footprint, Kept the i7 860 overclocked over 40% at under 60C, Silent running, Will accommodate a second fan if desired, Innovative mounting hardware “one size fits all”, Under $30
Excerpt: I'm sure at this point most of you have seen or heard of the Hyper 21 from Cooler Master. This was one of the few, at the time, to offer a gap in the middle of the fin sets. I was able to test that cooler myself, but it was prior to my time with TweakTown, but I still remember what the 212 had to offer. To me the Hyper 212 was a good design, and very efficient for the lack of total surface area with all the missing middle bits of the fins.
Summary: In this review Frostytech will be testing Coolermaster's Hyper 212 Plus tower heatsink - an exposed heatpipe base cooler that comes ready out of the box for socket 1156 Intel 'Lynnfield' P55 motherboards. Naturally, it supports Intel socket 775/1366/1156 and AMD 939/AM2/AM3 processors.