Cooler Master Hyper 212X Review

Setup and test results …


Configuration …

For our test system we used following configuration:
Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3200 MHz with 0,99 Volt
MSI B85M-E45 Rev. 2.0
2x 4GB DDR3-1600
MSI GeForce GTX960 4GB OC
Cooler Master 500W Silent Pro PSU
Cooler Master RC690 Case
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Service Pack 1

For measurement we used following tools: Prime95 V28.7 and SpeedFan V4.51
Thermal grease: Cooler Master, not closer specified (included)

The ambient temperature was at 20°C.

For silent mode the Cooler Master fan was fixed to 600rpm, for maximum cooling the fan has been set to 1800rpm. Idle testing was done only running Windows and speedfan. Stress testing was done by using small-FFT test of Prime95. Energy saving features have not been deactivated in BIOS/UEFI for testing.

Cooler Master Hyper 212X test results …

In comparison to the boxed cooler of the intel core i5-4460. The boxed cooler could not be tested in silent mode at high loads, as the temperatures exceed the save operating range quickly.

The fan starts to be audible at about 750rpm, at maximum speed its noise not exceptionally loud but has a more unpleasant character than that of other fans.

The cooling performance fits the price and the Cooler Master Hyper 212X is a middle-class cooler through and through. A negative point is that the fan gets audible at even a slight increase in speed.

The differences between measurement of the CPU temperature and how to overclock, we’ve written step by step in this Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 OC Guide.

Cooler Master Hyper 212X result and general impression …