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Hello, I brought a new Computer from Newegg. Its a CyberpowerPC Ultra 2138 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229361 The problem is that the FX 8120 is overheating. :pfff: The computer shut off 3 times while i was playing games. When i check the temp in h/w monitor it can go from 40 to 65 in idle. I already had someone check the fan & heat sink and put more thermal grease but that didn't help at all. My computer technician told me that they are using a low profile Thermaltake fan and heat sink and its just not keeping the cpu cool and he herd that the FX 8 series runs kinda hot anyway. I do not plan on overclocking but i do need a good after market cooler. I see that the Cool Master Hyper 212 evo is a pretty good cooler but will it fit in my Case??? Any other suggestions would be great!! please help!!! :hello:
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  1. If this computer was bought recently then I would do an RMA or just contact Cyberpower for a replacement.

    Here is their email: Cyber_tech2@cyberpowerpc.com

    If you cannot get an RMA/Replacement then yes the Hyper 212 EVO will fit if there is enough room in terms of case width.

    Edit: If I were you just measure the distance from the socket of the motherboard to the side panel and see how long that is. Based on that I can tell you if it will fit or not.
  2. The CM Hyper 212 is 158.5cm in height so get a ruler and check the height of your case - from the motherboard to the side door - and make sure its around 159cm clearance at least. If it is, you're good to go for the Hyper 212.

    Btw, one should never buy any of those pre-built rigs, they're nearly always crap. Just a note for any potential buyers.
  3. Yes i talked to Cyberpower, They are just going to replace the low profile Thermaltake fan and heat sink. That heat sink is not good enough for that system they are selling.
  4. Any idea with what they are replacing it with? Anyways was this that low profile thermaltake cooler?
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106152
  5. socialfox said:
    Any idea with what they are replacing it with? Anyways was this that low profile thermaltake cooler?
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106152


    Nope, that actually looks better then the one i have in there now lol!! Mines does not have copper pipes , my computer tech told me that the fan and heat sink inside my computer looks more like its for a dual or quad not for a FX series
  6. I'm still not sure what cooler should i get! in h/w monitor the 8120 can idle from 40 to 50 even 60!! should i get the Hyper 212 EVO or something better like a water cooler!! Help!!
  7. did you add the thermal paste on top of the old one or did you clean the old one?
    and the thermal paste you used is of good quality?
  8. Best answer
    johnlewis804 said:
    I'm still not sure what cooler should i get! in h/w monitor the 8120 can idle from 40 to 50 even 60!! should i get the Hyper 212 EVO or something better like a water cooler!! Help!!


    That just sounds like the current cooler is real crap. Anyways have you measured the distance from the socket to the side panel? Best if we know that prior to recommending coolers.

    Also pc 1 brings a good point, make sure you clean the existing thermal paste off of the CPU with Isopryl alcohol and cotton swabs. After that just put a nice little pea sized dot in the middle. Anyways I recommend using Arctic MX-2, stuff is pretty cheap in my area, only $4.99 for a 4g tube!
  9. Yes my Computer tech told me what he did and it was still idling from 40 to 60 the fan and heat sink sucks for that cpu..Im pretty sure i have enough room for the Hyper 212 EVO its fits in most mid size towers. I know the FX runs hot so at a heavy load 60 doesn't brother me but i would like it to idle at 30ish . The CORSAIR Hydro H80 looks great also
  10. I'm using the logiysis mc3002gx on my 1100t and it is keeping the cpu way cool . it is smller than the 212 does as good a job . My temps now are 22c idle 42c with all cores @100% for 6 hours . Easy to install and dead quiet , I used OCZ Freeze thermal paste .
    Overclocked @3.9 never goes over 53c , a good inexpensive silent cooler .
  11. johnlewis804 said:
    Yes my Computer tech told me what he did and it was still idling from 40 to 60 the fan and heat sink sucks for that cpu..Im pretty sure i have enough room for the Hyper 212 EVO its fits in most mid size towers. I know the FX runs hot so at a heavy load 60 doesn't brother me but i would like it to idle at 30ish . The CORSAIR Hydro H80 looks great also


    I ALWAYS recommend going high end air cooling if you can afford a closed loop watercooler. Anyways if you are sure you can fit the hyper 212 then go for it. If you are wanting to overclock very high then go high end air cooling and if wanting to push the processor to the max then go custom water cooling which is super expensive.
  12. this is the stock heatsink for AMD3 AND 3+
  13. jerry6 said:


    my cooler does not look like that, It doesn't have the copper pipes. I wish they would have just used this stock fan in the 1st place!!
  14. johnlewis804 said:
    my cooler does not look like that, It doesn't have the copper pipes. I wish they would have just used this stock fan in the 1st place!!


    Haha bet the stock cooler was much better than your current low profile Thermaltake cooler :lol:

    Anyways is your processor overclocked or not? That will determine what cooler you should get.
  15. socialfox said:
    Haha bet the stock cooler was much better than your current low profile Thermaltake cooler :lol:

    Anyways is your processor overclocked or not? That will determine what cooler you should get.


    My FX 8120 is at stock speeds 3.1ghz but i know that the FX series runs hot so i need something that's going to keep it cool under heavy load. its a 125 watt cpu
  16. johnlewis804 said:
    My FX 8120 is at stock speeds 3.1ghz but i know that the FX series runs hot so i need something that's going to keep it cool under heavy load. its a 125 watt cpu


    Hyper 212 will do just the job for stock clocks and it will cost you very little!
  17. johnlewis804 said:
    My FX 8120 is at stock speeds 3.1ghz but i know that the FX series runs hot so i need something that's going to keep it cool under heavy load


    Even at stock clocks the stock cooler is not enough , my son games and the temp goes up to 62c plus , that's why I changed the cooler , plus running WCG B O I N C could not have the cpu use over 70% without temps hitting 58-60c . For light computing stock is fine , if you game , convert video or use any prog that uses the cpu hard you need something elsr . I suggest the one i posted above , low cost , easy install and quiet . And a quality paste applied propely helps .
    Good luck
  18. Well technically the stock cooler was designed to run perfectly fine with stock clocks, so I guess the above poster may have had bad airflow or something like that. Either way for stock clocks look no further, the Hyper 212 will do a real good job. Heck, it will also give you a moderate overclock as well!
  19. ok cool, thats a go for the Hyper 212!!but what about the CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 tho? I dont mind spending a few extra $$ to make sure my computer will last a long time.
  20. jerry6 said:
    Even at stock clocks the stock cooler is not enough , my son games and the temp goes up to 62c plus , that's why I changed the cooler , plus running WCG B O I N C could not have the cpu use over 70% without temps hitting 58-60c . For light computing stock is fine , if you game , convert video or use any prog that uses the cpu hard you need something elsr . I suggest the one i posted above , low cost , easy install and quiet . And a quality paste applied propely helps .
    Good luck


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835999048 there are not alot of reviews on this vs the hyper 212 evo, does your son have a FX 8120 too?
  21. johnlewis804 said:
    ok cool, thats a go for the Hyper 212!!but what about the CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 tho? I dont mind spending a few extra $$ to make sure my computer will last a long time.


    ANY closed-loop water cooler will do the exact opposite. They cool moderatly well, though equivalent air coolers often beat them, but they have a LOT of problems:

    1) They have more moving parts, meaning they're more likely to fail.
    2) When they do fail, they don't have a huge metal heatsink as backup, so the processor overheats rapidly. (Whereas that hyper 212 could probably keep the CPU working at idle with a broken fan.)
    3) If they fail catastrophically, instead of just having plastic flying, they spray liquid all over your commputer's innards.
  22. +1^ that is why you should switch to high end air cooling opposed to closed loop water cooling. If you want extreme temperature changes then go for custom water cooling.
  23. johnlewis804 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835999048 there are not alot of reviews on this vs the hyper 212 evo, does your son have a FX 8120 too?

    0verclocked 1090t for the son , overclocked 1100t for me , temps with a 3.9 OC never get over 53 , idle 33c , at stock clocks 22c idle 42c maxed out . It's a real good cooler .
  24. Oh I plan on getting the 8530 as soon as the price drops , will use this cooler on it aswell
  25. jerry6 said:
    0verclocked 1090t for the son , overclocked 1100t for me , temps with a 3.9 OC never get over 53 , idle 33c , at stock clocks 22c idle 42c maxed out . It's a real good cooler .


    Is that load temperature with Prime 95? Was thinking of replacing my Kuhler 620 (Closed water loop cooling) for an air cooler like the Hyper 212 but those temperatures with your CPU seem promising.
  26. socialfox said:
    Is that load temperature with Prime 95? Was thinking of replacing my Kuhler 620 (Closed water loop cooling) for an air cooler like the Hyper 212 but those temperatures with your CPU seem promising.

    That is load temps running WCG B O I N C for 6 hours all cores running @100% , freaked me out as I could not run B O I N C at 70% with the stock cooler as the temps were hitting 60c+, a 20c drop stock clocks , OC dif unknown as could not OC with stock cooler . The water coolers don't seem to be much better than the 212 or similar coolers , plus the fact there is no pump to go bad , no liquid spills possible .
    Maybe I got 2 good coolers , or I did a good job with the paste , who knows , all I know is I got great results . And I swear by OCZ Freeze , I've used it for 5 years on laptops desktops and have no problems , all comps run 24/7 running WCG when not in use so it's a good paste , and inexpensive . I syringe does about 15-20 cpu's
  27. Cyberpower just emailed me back saying that the Hyper 212 evo will not fit in my case :( so looks like i have to look for another fan and heat sink
  28. That's unfortunate, I would have been able to tell you if they only post case dimensions on Newegg.

    Try this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103100

    You can also consider the Cooler Master Hyper TX-3 EVO
  29. Well on the Azza EOS 204 box the Dimensions are
    18"x 8"x 19" (458mm x 204mm x 483mm)
  30. Well 204mm is pretty big and should be enough for the Hyper 212 but I guess the Cable Management area takes quite a bit off of that for width. Anyways Try the TX-3 EVO if you can find one or the Gemini II (link above).

    Edit: I believe the 212 uses 120mm fans and the Logysis Cooler uses 120mm fans as well meaning they are probably around the same height. Anyways consider going 92mm fans for coolers, if that's too low then you could step into closed loop water cooling as you can't support full tower heatsinks.
  31. Well this should fit , it fits my mid size case , a bit smaller than the 212 ut uses 129mm fan instead of 92mm fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835999048
  32. cables are hidden behind the pre drilled motherboard lol i have no problem with cable management. Idk if the Cyberpowerpc tech team know what they're talking about....
  33. Well you could always measure the distance from the socket to the side panel and see how much MM is available. I think the Hyper 212 is around 160mm in height. Anyways from now on go build your own computers rather than buying that overpriced junk :lol:
  34. the Dimensions for the 212 Evo are
    159 x 80 x 120
  35. look at this , looks like the stock cooler with 4 heat pipes , and the fan has the curved blades , not like the new straight cut AMD fans that sound like a jet , should be quiet like the old AMD fans
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835999013
  36. Well 1mm difference, not too bad for guessing the height :lol:
  37. sorry 144x121x75






  38. pictures of inside my computer and the crappy fan and heat sink o and forget about the radeon and non name brand psu i got 2 replacements for those just worrying about the cpu cooler
  39. That thing is dangerous !!! I would NOT run an fx 8150 with that , , I would not run a dual core athlon with it

    looks like you have at leasy 150mm of room , 120mm fan on back of case plus depth of cooler you have
  40. johnlewis804 said:


    HOLY CRAP! The odds of me seeing that cooler again was 1/100000, I got that cooler when I ordered my processor!
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3537520&CatId=4433&SRCCODE=MDOTCA&MobileOptOut=1

    I threw it out in a box the next day since it was a terrible heatsink :lol:
    Pure aluminum cooler is no good for a power consuming CPU! Gotta have at least some copper in it.

    Anyways if those dimensions from John Lewis are correct it is worth giving his cooler a shot. Generally 120mm coolers do perform better than 92mm. Well it really depends on the heatsink itself but you get the point, larger fan is able to cool easier with lower noise.
  41. Well nice case , MB AND PSU ?? 2 slots for ram , mini atx board with no upgrade pci . If I were you I'd be looking for a new PSU , don't want to fry a nice CPU with that PSU . Not much upgrade potential with that MB
  42. I Have a corsair GS600 and a GTX 560 TI on stand by just trying to find a cooler... the motherboard is a MSI 760GM-P34
  43. i would like a low profile cooler that will just WORK idc about over clocking i just want a cooler that keeps the cpu cool doing 3 hours + of gaming. The LOGISYS BETA 400 ST AC4400BT looks pretty nice
  44. Okay I would really try the measuring from the socket to just about where the side panel should be. That case looks really big, I myself can fit the Hyper 212 and my case is only 162mm in width (from the insides measured by a ruler).
  45. yes i measured it and it will fit !! but this cooler looks good enough and its low profile.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103100
  46. Yep I hear its almost as good as the Hyper 212, this cooler however is not as good when it comes to taking overclocks.

    Anyways here is a review:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-GeminII-S524-CPU-Cooler-Review/1368/6

    Consider the H2O 620 as the Hyper 212 as they are equivalent (1-2 degree difference) and you see the Gemini II is a bit behind it but nonetheless impressive for a low profile cooler. If every degree is important then the Hyper 212 evo will do better and is cheaper. Make sure you can fit it.
  47. i have a 120mm fan on the side case. I would have to move that fan and put it somewhere else in order for the Hyper 212 to fit but if i use the Gemini II i can keep that fan there over top of the Gemini II to help keep the cpu cool.
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