Hey everyone, so I'm going to upgrade my CPU cooler so I can get some overclocking done on my AMD Phenom II 1055t. I have a budget of $50 for the fan, cause I'm getting ram as well, but I got that figured out already. And I am ordering today.
That said, the 212 is good. It's not particularly quiet on high, if that's your thing, but it cools like a champ. I can't see the other one being $20 better.
Tom's uses Zalman ZM-STG1 Super Thermal Grease when they test coolers. It has worked for me. Everybody has their pet goop. Clean the old stuff off the chip with a dry rag real good.
Some games are more CPU-hungry than others. Even so, I wouldn't expect a big performance jump from a CPU overclock, unless you're seriously bottlenecked to begin with. Overclocking is a lifestyle---be sure you know what you're getting into before you start.
Guys if I have to decide between the 212 hyper+ from coolermaster and the v6 gt, which one should I get?
I know the v6 is better but if I'm hoping to achieve a 3.6-3.8 overclock, and I know the v6 will perform better, but will it be that much of a life-changing difference if I use the 212+ with that large of an overclock, I just need it to perform decent not extraordinary temperatures.
Save your money and get the 212. It is a proven performer that has been arround a long time.
You can also put another fan on it in push/pull configuration for a few more degrees drop in temperature without it being loud and anoying.