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[Review] Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler

March 19, 2013 in Cooling, Overclocking, PC


We are presenting the Phanteks PH-TC12DX CPU Cooler for your scrutiny. This review was published recently at TechReaction but recent changes may not give the expected review maturity time which would be a dis-service to the manufacturer.


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Changed HSF orientation and switched to diamond 24 (WOW Temp Drop)

June 10, 2012 in CPU, Intel, Overclocking, PC

I wanted to see if the heat pipe orientation (direct touch) and HSF direction make a noticeable difference in CPU temps.

Above is where I see the issue. I know the core is rectangular but I do not know the orientation. If I am correct this will make things hotter or quite a bit cooler.

The solution?

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Getting the most out of IVY

May 29, 2012 in CPU, Intel, Overclocking, PC

Getting the most out of IVY

Getting hot is a big issue for the Ivy Bridge CPU and just changing multipliers and setting voltages may not get you the best possible results. Using the tools Intel gives you along with advanced Bios settings may yield better results than pretending this is just a hot Sandy Bridge CPU. Using Dynamic vcore, maximizing your Turbo Core usage, making some other fine adjustments and enabling power saving through BIOS you may be able to squeak a few hundred extra MHz out of your CPU and stay cooler at the same time.

A small disclaimer: Some motherboards show a small to significant loss in SSD performance with power saving options enabled.

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