Question Will the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition be enough for a Ryzen 9 3900x?

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I don't plan to OC for a while, I will already own the hyper 212 because I'm buying it for the 3600. I just want to know when I get the cash to upgrade. Thanks!
 

EridanusSV

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It should be. If you're going to use PBO and you're not too happy with the temps, just limit the voltage to 1.33 or something. You'll lose some performance but at least you won't be worrying too much about your temps until you get an AIO cooler. And I suggest using thermal grizzly Kryonaut with the 3900X. It's a 12 core, it will perform at its best if it's well supported by high grade cooling products.
 

EridanusSV

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Do you mean those carbon thermal pads? Also thanks for the tip on voltage limiting.
No. That's the Carbonaut. Kryonaut is your regular paste one. Well not regular since it's the King -- the best one of em' all.

And I'm not sure with what's the exact good voltage for the 3900X. I have a 3950X so mine's a little higher. There's plenty of YouTube videos and forum conversations about 3900X voltage is though. But like I said, run it on Auto and see if you like the temps. If you do, then leave it alone, if not, quick research should do the trick.
 
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No. That's the Carbonaut. Kryonaut is your regular paste one. Well not regular since it's the King -- the best one of em' all.
Ok I'll look into it. But how much performance from "stock" thermal paste are we talking?
EDIT: Oh yeah that's the stuff they use on GN when they OC.
 
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Phaaze88

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But how much performance from "stock" thermal paste are we talking?
Some folks put way too much focus into thermal paste. The different between the absolute best, and a good value paste isn't significant.
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/x55gSEMYGi2YaPGFWHKGs6.png
^From: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-comparison,5108-9.html

Thermal paste's role is that of a bridge - look at the minor cooling difference as icing on a cupcake. If the paste is doing it's job correctly, then the ones doing the bulk of the cooling - heatsink/radiator, pump, and fans can do their job correctly.

That said, I do not believe a Hyper 212 is enough cooling for a 3900X. A 3600 and 3700, yeah, but not the 3800X and up.
 
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Some folks put way too much focus into thermal paste. The different between the absolute best, and a good value paste isn't significant.
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/x55gSEMYGi2YaPGFWHKGs6.png
^From: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-comparison,5108-9.html

Thermal paste's role is that of a bridge - look at the minor cooling difference as icing on a cupcake. If the paste is doing it's job correctly, then the ones doing the bulk of the cooling - heatsink/radiator, pump, and fans can do their job correctly.

That said, I do not believe a Hyper 212 is enough cooling for a 3900X. A 3600 and 3700, yeah, but not the 3800X and up.
Thanks for the input. And yeah, between this thread and other forums I've pretty much accepted the fact that part of my 3900x budget has to also include a better cooling solution.
 

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