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Windows 7: CPU Cooling

07 Aug 2011   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
CPU Cooling

I have an ASUS P8Z68 with an i7 2600k @3.4G
and 2 questions if you can help:

1) My BIOS idle temp reports around 45-50C under low load (or whatever the BIOS is using). The following
Real Temp, SIW, Core Temp, Probe II all report 25-30C at idle.
Intel diagnostics and Real temp give good temperature gaps under load.

Asus FAQs suggest disabling Report/CPU C3 & C6 but it makes little difference.
I find the BIOS reading meaningless - any suggestions?

2) I'm using a stock cooler which gives me 70C (not BIOS temp!) when running a video encode for a couple of hours. This will rise when the days get hotter.
I'm think of getting either
a) Coolmaster Universal Hyper 212
or the more expensive
b) Noctua NH-D14

Should I just buy the Coolmaster?


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07 Aug 2011   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Hyper 212 is a good choice
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07 Aug 2011   #3
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

The hyper 212 is quite popular and effective, but in my personal opinion the NH-D14 is much better. Which one depends on what you are going to be doing with the computer besides encoding.
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08 Aug 2011   #4
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm also thinking to get Hyper 212 Plus but the only problem is that i'll have to take everything out of the case to install it. The new Hyper 612 looks and performs better but not sure about the price.

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6728
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08 Aug 2011   #5
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I Recommend Hyper TX3 because it has automatic frequency controller, and it cools more efficiently.I personally use this on my AMD PhenomII x2, and I must say it is really light & powerful and makes your CPU faster .

And what do you mean by taking everything out from case?
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08 Aug 2011   #6
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin7R View Post
And what do you mean by taking everything out from case?
Coz the Hyper 212 requires a plate under the Motherboard to install
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08 Aug 2011   #7
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Then the Hyper TX3 is perfect for your PC.
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08 Aug 2011   #8
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks Martin7R i did'nt know that i will look for it at the store.
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08 Aug 2011   #9
Martin7R

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

It should cost around 20-23 , it has light flexible mountings for both AMD and INTEL CPU's and I have MidTower case and I managed to install it perfectly without removing any other units from case .

But just in case:What is the Wattage of you CPU ?

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Edit:
I just read that the TX3 doesn't support i7 CPU's so you should get 212 Plus
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08 Aug 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I went with the Hyper 212 plus. Only cost $32 so I'll see how I go.
Using Prime95 or a full video encode it seems to drop core temps by ~20C over the stock cooler.

My Lancool PC-K60 case has a convenient access cutout on the underside of the motherboard so it didn't need to come out to put the backing plate in.
I'll probably still reinstall the heatsink since it can still rotate!
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