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Is coolermaster hyper 212 plus good enough for phenom ii x4 955be ?

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April 16, 2010 5:27:19 PM

Hello everyone.I just purchased a phenom ii x4 955 be cpu and the first thing i noticed when i booted the pc was the noise of the stock heat sink.It was running at about 6800rpm as shown in bios and other monitoring software .Also the temperatures on the processor reached to about 68'c under three minutes of prime 95.I have checked many times and reinstalled the heat sink properly with TIM but i think the stock amd heat sink is not idle for use under 38'-40'c ambient temperatures (In India) and yes those are in centigrade.So i decided to get cooler master hyper 212 plus.It's the only heat sink with good enough performance under my price range.
I haven't done any overclocking.
Case flow is good with two side fan's and one intake fan on front and exhaust on the back.
April 16, 2010 5:29:23 PM

Yes, it is a good cooler. Should work just fine.
It is tall, so make sure it will fit in your case.
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April 16, 2010 9:55:57 PM

Hi.

The CM Hyper 212+ is one of the best coolers price/performance. Currently I have one, and I can get 4GHz with my x4 955 C2 at 55C. I live in Colombia, so, the ambient temperature is different, but i'm pretty sure that you will have very good temps with the Hyper 212+ and your X4 955.
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April 17, 2010 6:15:23 AM

saint19 said:
Hi.

The CM Hyper 212+ is one of the best coolers price/performance. Currently I have one, and I can get 4GHz with my x4 955 C2 at 55C. I live in Colombia, so, the ambient temperature is different, but i'm pretty sure that you will have very good temps with the Hyper 212+ and your X4 955.

What are your ambient temps and voltage ?Are you using any kind of special thermal paste or the one supplied with cm 212 plus.Also i would like know how much difference in temperatures would occur if i add another fan to hyper 212 plus.
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April 18, 2010 1:41:45 AM

Ambient temp: 25C, maybe less.
CPU voltage: For the 4GHz I need 1.576V, but that's because my mobo is AM2/AM2+, with AM3 mobo I think that the voltage is less.
Thermal paste: The thermal paste that comes with the cooler.

Finally, you can see HERE a review about the Hyper 212+ and the performance with one and two fans.
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April 18, 2010 2:30:23 AM

Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus is really good, push pull config makes it even better.
Keeps a core 2 duo al 55º max at 4ghx, and a core i7 920 3.3ghz at 78º.
Really good one.
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April 18, 2010 9:20:39 AM

Thank you all for your replies.Well I guess i am out of worry now regarding my phenom ii's heat problems .
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a b K Overclocking
April 18, 2010 8:03:15 PM

One thing you may be able to do is under volt the cpu, I have found that lowers temperatures a fair bit and the 955BE does not seem to need too much voltage(Hell my i7 is under volted and overclocked a bit too).

the 212+ will do a good job cooling and be much quieter.
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April 19, 2010 1:46:58 PM

nukemaster said:
One thing you may be able to do is under volt the cpu, I have found that lowers temperatures a fair bit and the 955BE does not seem to need too much voltage(Hell my i7 is under volted and overclocked a bit too).

the 212+ will do a good job cooling and be much quieter.

Yes i have been researching on undervolting but it turns out it is not that easy with amd phenom processors as it is with intel cpus.I have a core i5 750 and it requires much less voltage,1.184 v maximum.Do you have any knowledge regarding how to undervollt phenoms.
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a c 286 K Overclocking
April 19, 2010 1:52:12 PM

You can find the answer here
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a b K Overclocking
April 19, 2010 2:30:53 PM

I have 955BE in a 770T USB3 board and it undervolts fairly easy. The option was under MIT "Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker"

If its a gigabyte board once in the bios hold CTRL and hit F1 the screen should flash for a second and then under MIT you will have all kinds of options.

You will still have to do stability testing to make sure you do not take it too low.
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April 19, 2010 8:31:13 PM

The answer to your original question is yes. The Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is definitely good enough for phenom ii x4 955be. No problem! :D 

I have an original Hyper 212 (not 212+) in my personal pc. Cooling is excellent.
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April 20, 2010 1:39:23 PM

That was the only cooler I purchased for my setup. It is pretty quiet and definitely cools well for a cooler that costs only $30.

It got a Kick *ss award from Maximum PC and was given a rating of 10 out of 10. Nothing has knocked it from it's perch yet. This was based on performance for the price which you cannot beat what this cooler can do for the price it's sold at. You can read the article at http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/cooler_master_...


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