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Hyper 212+ vs Scythe Mugen 2

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January 8, 2012 4:18:59 PM

Hello everybody! So currently my 2600k @ stock 3.4 GHz (planning to OC as time goes by) is under a CM Hyper 212+ and someone is offering to give me a Scythe Mugen 2 (not sure which rev.) Is removing the Hyper 212+, using some ,expensive, thermal interface, and going through the trouble of mounting it (not even sure if it will be compatible) worth it?
Thanks in advance!

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a c 218 à CPUs
January 8, 2012 4:42:30 PM

In all the tests I have seen the Mugen beats the Hyper 212 by 6 to 7C.

It is huge though and if you have RAM with high heat spreaders it can get in the way. My GSkill Ripjaws X just fits under it. I believe Corsair Vengence will not.

As far as removing the Hyper 212 and installing the Mugen goes, I dont know if I would go to the trouble honestly. The 2600k runs pretty cool and the Hyper 212 will generally get you to around 4.5Ghz. The Mugen will get you a few hundred megahertz higher but 4.5Ghz seems to be the sweet spot for the 2600k. Pretty much only benchmarking or running a system with 3 x GTX 580s will benefit from higher than that.

It might however extend the life of your chip even at 4.5Ghz. Cooler is better after all. I use IC Diamond thermal paste and my 2600k stays in the low 30s idle and mid to high 60s with prime 95.

a c 141 à CPUs
January 8, 2012 5:06:27 PM

If you already have the Hyper212 it's probably not worth the trouble to switch. The Hyper 212 is still a great aftermarket fan/heatsink and there is no reason you shouldn't be able to hit 4.5 GHz pretty easily.
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January 8, 2012 5:13:06 PM

Lol 4.5GHz is child's play! I have tested and mine hits 5.05 stable with a 24 hour Prime95 torture test.
January 8, 2012 5:14:02 PM

Thanks for the input guys!
a c 141 à CPUs
January 8, 2012 5:25:57 PM

That's pretty much the same with me. I'm running the CPU at 4.5 and stock voltage with water-cooling and it's great. No need to push it any further and risk destroying the CPU.