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August 15, 2012 6:34:55 PM

Someone recommended the Cooler Master 212 EVO for my AMD 8150 processor. I ended up getting the 212plus, it was a bit cheaper and specs I thought were about identical. As a newbie and on my first build I wasn't aware that the 8150 comes with a cooler. Can anyone tell me, is the Cooler Master a better pick, vs. the one it came with. My system is for video editing and won't be overclocked. Thanks.

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August 15, 2012 6:37:00 PM

The 212+ is MUCH better than the stock cooler (in both temperature and fan noise). The stock AMD coolers are some of the loudest coolers on earth, it seems.
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August 15, 2012 7:26:54 PM

Thanks much. And for one more question...is the thermal compound that comes with the 212+ okay to use, or should I buy a compound with more of a silver base? Arctic ???
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August 15, 2012 7:30:32 PM

ssamps said:
Thanks much. And for one more question...is the thermal compound that comes with the 212+ okay to use, or should I buy a compound with more of a silver base? Arctic ???


The stock CM paste is just fine. AS5 would be slightly better, but not enough to get some, if you don't already have some.
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August 15, 2012 9:31:46 PM

Thanks again.
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August 15, 2012 9:35:05 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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