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Cooler Master Hyper D92 Review


Cooler Master Hyper D92 Testing:

Testing of the Hyper D92 will be accomplished by installing the cooler into the test system case, rather than a test bench. Most systems are built and mounted into a (relatively) sealed chassis, so this method will be used to generate the idle and load results to give a real world view as to the cooling performance one can expect, based on the test system listed below. Of course, your results may vary by several degrees due to case design, case fan placement, ambient air temperature, and the method used to stress the CPU.

The CPU load is generated by Prime 95 version 27.9 for a period of two hours, with a cooldown period of one hour after the computer has returned to an idle state. Real Temp 3.70 is used to log the temperatures with the highest and lowest averages across the four cores of the Core i7 4770K test CPU. Ambient temperatures are kept at 24 °C during the testing to minimize the effect of temperature variations. Each cooler is tested with the manufacturer-supplied thermal compound as delivered.

Testing Setup:


Comparison Coolers:





In my list of tested coolers, the D92 is up against a variety of air coolers and three liquid coolers. Well, this is a comparison and not really a competition. Anyway, the idle temp at stock speed was 28 °C and the load temp was 76 °C and while that is toward the upper end of the chart, the D92 is still in line with similar sized coolers.

The idle temp with an overclock is 30 °C, which is toward the low end of the chart, and the D92 with an overclocked load holds the temps at 81 °C, which I think for a cooler this size with relatively small fans is very good. What I find interesting here is that there is only a 5 °C difference between the stock and overclocked loads. The spread is usually much higher. I decided to remove the cooler, reapply the thermal paste, and test again. The results were the same, so I am confortable that my numbers are good.

Of course, when the temps go up, the fan speed is cranked all the way up and they are a bit noisy - not horrible, but of the air coolers I have tested, the D92 is the most noticeable. At 2800RPM max speed, you have to expect that there will be some fan noise. During normal use (light loads) the fans are quiet.

  1. Cooler Master Hyper D92 Review
  2. Cooler Master Hyper D92 Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Cooler Master Hyper D92: Specifications & Features
  4. Cooler Master Hyper D92 Testing: Setup & Results
  5. Cooler Master Hyper D92 Conclusion
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