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April 25, 2010 4:22:36 PM

i have a msi p55 gd 55 mobo and a i5 i am looking for a heatsink thats better than the stock i dont feel safe overclocking with the stock one i want to overclock to 3.8

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April 25, 2010 5:33:21 PM

Frosty Tech has heatsink reviews: http://www.frostytech.com/

I had success with the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ reviewed here: http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=241...

I installed a CM Hyper 212+ on my i7 860 and compared it to stock cooling. With ambient temps 18C I hit:

Idle - Stock: 25C
Idle - 212+: 18C

Prime95 8 threads - Stock: 80
Prime95 8 threads - 212+: 51

IBT 5x High 8 threads - Stock: 85
IBT 5x High 8 threads - 212+: 53
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April 25, 2010 6:58:02 PM

ekoostik said:
Frosty Tech has heatsink reviews: http://www.frostytech.com/

I had success with the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ reviewed here: http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=241...

I installed a CM Hyper 212+ on my i7 860 and compared it to stock cooling. With ambient temps 18C I hit:

Idle - Stock: 25C
Idle - 212+: 18C

Prime95 8 threads - Stock: 80
Prime95 8 threads - 212+: 51

IBT 5x High 8 threads - Stock: 85
IBT 5x High 8 threads - 212+: 53



would u reccomend me buying it
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April 25, 2010 7:50:47 PM

ghosttoast54 said:
would u reccomend me buying it

I would. For its price it's a great heatsink. Just make sure you have room for it in your case. It's not a small HSF. You can see measurements here: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

I have a midsize case, probably smaller than many but it works for me, and there's just a couple mm room between the top of the HSF and the size of the case. Also if you're using 4 sticks of RAM with tall heat sinks you may have problems. While installing mine, after taking off the stock HSF I measured ~52.5mm from the center of the CPU to the edge of the first RAM slot. The CM Hyper 212+ is 51mm, and the fan is 26mm. So if I measured accurately, I have 52.5 - (51/2 + 26) = 1 mm of space between the edge of my cooler and the first RAM slot. It's too tight to get a good measurement, but I'd say that's probably pretty accurate. I'm only running with 2 sticks of RAM so this wasn't an issue anyway.

If you do go with this option, here's some tips for applying the thermal paste. I found this to be helpful: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
I put the paste on the cooler along the channels between the heatpipes and ran a razorblade along the bottom of the cooler at about a 45 degree angle moving the paste around and adding more where needed until the channels were filled in and the base of the cooler was basically clean. Then I put two small, thin strips of paste evenly spaced on the channel as shown near the bottom of the article, in the picture above where it says "For my final application method, two short lines measuring half the total length of the processor were placed on the two center mounting base partitions." Make sure when you mount it the pressure is evenly applied. You'll want to tighten the screws the same way you put a tire on your car. Not clockwise or counterclockwise. But instead, if you label the screws in a clockwise manner of 1 - 2 - 3 - 4, then tighten 1 part way, move to 3, move to 2, then 4. Repeat the cycle until the HSF is secured.
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May 7, 2010 12:00:42 PM

ekoostik said:
I would. For its price it's a great heatsink. Just make sure you have room for it in your case. It's not a small HSF. You can see measurements here: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

I have a midsize case, probably smaller than many but it works for me, and there's just a couple mm room between the top of the HSF and the size of the case. Also if you're using 4 sticks of RAM with tall heat sinks you may have problems. While installing mine, after taking off the stock HSF I measured ~52.5mm from the center of the CPU to the edge of the first RAM slot. The CM Hyper 212+ is 51mm, and the fan is 26mm. So if I measured accurately, I have 52.5 - (51/2 + 26) = 1 mm of space between the edge of my cooler and the first RAM slot. It's too tight to get a good measurement, but I'd say that's probably pretty accurate. I'm only running with 2 sticks of RAM so this wasn't an issue anyway.

If you do go with this option, here's some tips for applying the thermal paste. I found this to be helpful: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
I put the paste on the cooler along the channels between the heatpipes and ran a razorblade along the bottom of the cooler at about a 45 degree angle moving the paste around and adding more where needed until the channels were filled in and the base of the cooler was basically clean. Then I put two small, thin strips of paste evenly spaced on the channel as shown near the bottom of the article, in the picture above where it says "For my final application method, two short lines measuring half the total length of the processor were placed on the two center mounting base partitions." Make sure when you mount it the pressure is evenly applied. You'll want to tighten the screws the same way you put a tire on your car. Not clockwise or counterclockwise. But instead, if you label the screws in a clockwise manner of 1 - 2 - 3 - 4, then tighten 1 part way, move to 3, move to 2, then 4. Repeat the cycle until the HSF is secured.



i have 4sticks of ram and i have the haf 922 will i need to remove ram
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May 7, 2010 12:51:31 PM

What RAM are you using? Does it have heatsinks? How tall? How high does the RAM rise up out of the motherboard?

The spec on the Hyper 212+ shows the clearance to the fan at 37mm, add a little for the CPU and you may be looking at 38, 39mm. So if the RAM has tall heatsinks that rise further than that (about 1.5 inches) the RAM and the fan could come into contact.

This assumes that your motherboard layout is similar to mine. Measure from the center of the CPU to the edge of the first RAM slot, my board measured ~52.5mm.
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