The Hyper 212 in all of its glowing glory.

Have a look at the Benchmark platform:

Operating System

Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2


Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 (2.93GHz, 4MB L2, 1066MHz)


Kingston KHX10000D3LLK2 2GB Kit @ 6-6-6-15, DDR2-1000MHz

Graphics Card

ASUS EN8600 GT 256MB

Hard Disk

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 80GB SATA


Stock Intel HSF

Power Supply

Silverstone Zeus 650W


BioStar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe
ASUS P5K3 Deluxe

In this test, the Coolermaster Hyper 212 will be going against the ZeroTherm BTF80 and the stock default QX6850 heatsink.

For the actual benchmark itself, Coretemp is used to measure the 4 core on-die temperatures probes, CPUBurn is ran with 4 instances to maximise the load of all 4 cores of the QX6850 to ensure maximum heat generated.

Note: As there is an issue with the QX6850 detection with the Coretemp, the CPUID showed is different and voltage detection is inaccurate.

Next up, benchmarks…