Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Hyper 212 Heatsink
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Works Great for a Great Price
26 August 2012
Summary: I have no idea how good the thermal compound that came with the cooler is, as I used Arctic Silver 5 right from the get go. Honestly, you cannot argue with the bang for your buck with this cooler. I have an AMD FX-8120, which is known to be a chip that runs hot. I get ~27-30 degrees idle, and 48 degrees under 100% load. When compared to the AMD stock chip cooler that came with the chip (~35 degrees idle, ~62 degrees under load), there is a considerable difference.
Pros: CPU Running 5 degrees cooler at idle, 14 degrees cooler under load.
Easy to Install.
Cons: Very tall, so be sure that your case is big enough. I had to remove a fan that was mounted on a side wall of my case to install this cooler.
Watch out for Thermaltake Element G + ASUS P8P67 EVO combo
23 August 2012
Pros: The cooler is fantastic, works as advertised, and gives me almost 40c more headroom to TJ Max on my i7 2600K vs the stock Intel cooler. Installation is a bit complex but the instructions are fine, though you might have to read them over a couple of times. All of the hardware feels solid and well built; no flimsy bits anywhere. Giving it 5 stars because my issues (see weaknesses) have nothing to do with the cooler.
Cons: This cooler requires access to and clearance around the back-side of your motherboard behind the CPU socket due to the mounting bracket used.
Watch out for the this cooler + Thermaltake Element G (VL18501W2Z) case + ASUS P8P67 EVO mobo. I've had nothing but pain with this mobo + case. Case in point: the back plate on the case has a cutout around the CPU backside but it's off by about 3cm from where the CPU actually sits. I had to get out my Dremel to expand the openi...
Summary: I only bought this one because the stock intel cooler sucked. My h100's pump died and I wanted something to cool my 2600k. I have my cpu running at 4.5ghz and the temps are all in the 70's. Great bang for buck. I had to remove my side panel fan in my antec 1200 v3 to fit it tho.
Compatible with most sockets
Copper Heat Pipes
Summary: Prior to purchasing this cooling unit my CPU was always running hot. In the last few months especially the stock heatsink, and most likely the thermal compound began to fail. I would occassionally hit 70 degrees. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 is larger than I thought it would be, but it is very effictive. I ran my computer for several hours and the temperature didn't go above 31 degrees C. I am very satisfied. Great value for the money.
Pros: Big, solid, and effictive
Cons: None really.
I did find attaching the brace to the back of the motherboard a little finicky (on LGA775 Motherboard.)
Summary: Running a Intel i7 3770K processor overclocked to 4.2Ghz used to mean CPU core temperatures in the 90C range while encoding h.264 video content. With this cooler the temps never exceed 75C while performing the same tasks. Great cooler, great bang for the buck!
Pros: Great price for the performance!
Small enough to fit with tall ram heat spreaders
Cons: None so far. I read the other comments and can't see where there were any issues with the instructions, maybe I'm just more mechanically inclined, seemed really simple to me. Then again, maybe they updated the instructions in the box.
Summary: I had a few problems figuring out how to get the screws to match a 775 socket, but that was it. By the way, push them down and slide side to side to move them. I'm only using it on an old E8400 set up as a HTPC so it's not dealing with a lot of load... but even when I push the CPU it still keeps the temps maybe 10C above ambiant. If I need another air cooler, it'll be this one.
Pros: Quiet, effective, great quality
Cons: Instructions were HORRIBLE but that shouldn't reflect on the product's performance.
Summary: Lowered CPU i5 2500k idle by 18 degrees to average of 30 and under load with an average of 59-61 under Prime stress test. Thinking about getting another fan and adding it to make a push pull system. Really worth it.
Pros: Really cheap in compairson to other brands such as noctua.
Best computer purchase I ever made interms of Dollar to performance
Summary: If you're looking for a good cooler that matches and sometimes exceeds $100.00 CAD equivalents, this is where you need to invest your money. 4.5GHz OC (4.7GHz Turbo) on an Intel Core i5 2500K, and max temps in Battlefield 3 are 65*C tops.
Pros: -Very good cooling.
-Nice Design and Layout.
-Allows for Push Pull Configuration.
-Strong Support Bracket.
Cons: Setup was a minor pain in the but, and the instructions were worse than ikea's, but it all makes sense enough to figure most of it out by yourself.
Summary: Especially for the price this is an excellent CPU cooler. Having done my research, I was initially thinking of going for one of the Noctua heatsings, as I already had a very positive experience with one in the past, but after seen the price/performance and price/HW compatibility this one was the main pick.
Pros: Fit, form and function:
- As a CM CPU cooler, it has not problems fitting inside a CM 690 II Basic case
- Simple, yet effective design
- Quiet fan - when the CPU is under small load or idle the fan spins down to ~600 RPM; make sure to set your EFI (BIOS) settings for the CPU fan speed warning to below 500 RPM, otherwise you will be getting a warning on bootup
- For the price (especially after Uber Pricebeat) this is an excellent cooler
- 4-pin PWM fan
Cons: Only as a nit-pick:
- AMD (AM2+, AM3 & AM3+) back plate removal was required; the heatsink stand-offs could have easily been threaded to accomodate the AMD socket backplate with an appropriate nut thread to match the custom backplate included for Intel (and AMD mobo's that do not include backplates)
- Does NOT play well with "funny" RAM modules, such as Corsair's Vengeance (will need the LP ones) if you are populating all (4) DIMMs on an AMD board