Question i9-12900ks cooling setup ?

Jun 24, 2022
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What is your cooling setup for this monster and what temps do you get while gaming ?

Mine - BeQuiet Shadow Rock 3 with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme paste (virtually no difference from basic kryonaut). Average temp while gaming 60-65c. Processor spends most of its time at 5.2Ghz (playing Wildlands at 4k).
 

Phaaze88

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You were asking about thermals under gaming loads with the 12th gen i9, right? It's a pretty cool customer when talking about that.
The complaints about really high temperatures is from folks running blender, Cinebench R23, compiling data - cpu stress tests and heavy workstation related tasks.
 

geofelt

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What is the make/model of your case, and graphics card?

Games rarely make effective use of more than 4-6 threads.
If only those threads are heavily utilized, the rest will be loafing and not generating much heat.
 

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