Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Stress Testing
For our testing we will be using the following procedures and parameters to acquire the necessary data:
- Thermal compound used is Arctic Silver 5
- Idle temperatures are recorded after the system has been allowed to idle for thirty minutes from the point Windows has finished loading.
- Load temperatures are recorded by running OCCT for twenty minutes on all available threads.
- Real Temp is used for the recording of all temperature sensor reading.
- PWM function is disabled via BIOS to allow the fans to run at full speed.
- CPU model and overclock speed used for testing are outlined below in “Test Hardware”.
- Each cooler is first tested with one fan supplied from the manufacturer.
- Each cooler is then tested again with a second fan attached if provided by the manufacturer.
- Lastly, the cooler is tested a third time using a neutral set of fans to make all things equal.
- Neutral fans used are Aerocool Sharks 120mm, 1500RPM, 82.6 CFM, 26.5 dBA.
Motherboard: ASUS P67 Deluxe B3
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz w/ 1.3 voltages
Ram: Crucial 2133 4GB Dual Channel (9-10-9-28)
Video Card: ASUS Radeon HD 5870
HDD: Hitachi 1TB
Power: Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850 (Sponsored by Thermaltake)
Case: Open air
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO to us one of those coolers that is over performing for the asking price. At $35, the price if definitely at the lower price range of the cooler spectrum and according to the testing that we have done here today proves that it is a pretty good cooler. If you are still using the stock OEM cooler from the manufacturer of your CPU, I would take this moment to run out and score a cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO. And if you are looking for better performance without spending much more money add a second fan and drop your temps a few more degrees.