CoolerMaster Hyper212 ReviewPropane - November 23, 2007
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The testing of the CoolerMaster Hyper212 will be carried out by testing it against a Tuniq Tower. The CoolerMaster Hyper212 will be allowed to set in for about 24 hours. This will allow the thermal paste to fill in all the tiny imperfections that are found in all heatsinks. Then, the idle temperatures (the temperature of the CPU when the computer is doing nothing) will be recorded along with the load temperature (the temperature when 100% of the CPU is in use). To test the load temperatures, I will run OCCT, a CPU stress testing program, to top out both cores of my CPU. I installed an extra fan to the Hyper212 to give it maximum performance for one test, and only used the included fan on another. All fans, regardless of cooler, were set to their highest setting if they allowed such a setting.
- Intel Core2Duo E6600 Processor
- Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Motherboar
- 2048MB G.Skill HZ RAM
- eVga 8800GTS 640MB Video Card
- GameXtreme 700w Power Supply
- Western Digital 74GB Raptor
- Western Digital 500GB Caviar
- Sony Optical Drive
- Antec Sonata II Mid tower Case
- Windows XP Professional
- Logitech wireless Mouse and Keyboard
As the results show, there was very little difference in between the temperatures that were yielded by the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 and the Tuniq Tower. The results also show that running the CoolerMaster Hyper212 in a one fan configuration increases temperatures by a small amount.
I also checked temperatures while my computer was overclocked. I only did a low grade overclock, increasing my FSB (Front Side Bus) from 266 to 300 MHz, netting me an additional 333MHz of processing power. This will cause an increase in temperature, and will further test the CoolerMaster Hyper212.