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Going from a i5-2500k cooler to a CM Hyper 212 EVO....posted results

Aug 7, 2007
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Processor Intel i5-2500k @ 3.8GHz
Motherboard ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO w/ AC MX-2
Memory 8GB DDR3 1866 Gskill Snipers 9-10-9-28
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X
Storage 240GB Corsair Force GT
Display(s) 23' Dell AW2310
Case Corsair 550D
Audio Device(s) Creative SB X-Fi Fatality Professional
Power Supply Seasonic SS-760XP2 Platinum
Software Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Frequency: Stock 3.3GHz

Thermal Paste: Arctic Cooling MX-2

Idle Test: Sitting at desktop background

Load Test: Battlefield 3 for 1 hour....Canals then Kharg Island (lowest settings possible @ 1920x1080)

Ambient Temperature: 79 degrees Farenheit

Conclusion: :cool:

Stock cooler results

CM Hyper 212 EVO results

% difference
idle load
35% 31%
21% 26%
32% 30%
33% 30%

average % difference
idle load
30.25% 29.25%

# difference
idle load
9c 18c
7c 16c
8c 17c
8c 17c

average # difference
idle load
8c 17c
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Jul 31, 2010
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Processor AMD R7 1700 @3.6Ghz 1.15v
Motherboard ASUS X370 Prime
Cooling Scythe Mugen 4 + 2x Corsair SP120
Memory Team Dark Pro 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX970 4GB DDR5
Storage 2x 250GB SSD + 2x 2TB HDD
Display(s) Benq XL2411Z 144Hz + Asus VS24H + Philips 223V
Case Corsair 270R
Audio Device(s) Yamaha AG03 → K214 Amp → Sennheiser HD650 / UE700
Power Supply Corsair AX 650W 90+ Gold
Mouse Logitech G203
Keyboard Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro M
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is one heck of a cooler if you're on a budget, I have it on an i7 2600K and at 4Ghz on 1.25V my temps range from 38C in idle to 69C in load (Intel Burn Test V2). These temps are with the stock CM thermal grease (which is average) in a miniITX BitFenix Prodigy case.