Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Vortex 752 (RR-CCH-P912-GP)
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Much better than the Hyper 212
David W. Galbraith, Amazon
20 January 2011
Summary: I had originally gotten the CM Hyper 212 HS and it was a disaster. The base had serious gaps between the copper bands and the dividing aluminum bands. The surface was terribly rough. This ended up overheating my cpu as the TP application was a nighmare with the 212 because quad cores require a certain pattern of thermal paste to cool down. The bands created hot air pockets because of this. As a result of running a stress test the temps reached 80c!
Summary: I purchased this CPU cooler to replace a stock CPU cooler on an AMD Triple Core Processor. Though, according to AMD, not using the cooler provided would void the warranty, the noise level produced by the AMD cooler was too high. This cooler, the Cooler Master Vortex 752, does a better job of keeping the CPU cool and produces less noise as well. Also, as an added benefit, it blows air across the motherboard chip, helping to dissipate some of that heat.
Summary: I've used this on an AMD 5600+ (2 x 2.8GHz CPUS). It is extremely quiet and the CPU internal temperatures barely increase even when I stress the system. The AMD mount was a a little tricky to get right but works well once you align everything.
Summary: Pulse width modulation (PWM) is a powerful technique for controlling cooling fan speeds, and thus noise levels. This CPU cooler has a quiet 92-mm fan, and its speed can be adjusted in a very wide range, 800 to 2200 rpm, through PWM. If combined with an energy-efficient dual-core CPU from AMD - Athlon X2 BE-2300 , or BE-2350 - and ASUS motherboard with ASUS Q-Fan2 technology (mine is M2NPV-VM ), it will result in a very quiet personal computer.