Cooler Master V8 kicks my e5200's arse


Diamond Member
Oct 10, 1999
I know alot of people don't like the V8 due to it's pull then push fan design and price. I got it on the Newegg black friday sale for $40 which seemed good to me.

Was gonna use the cooler on a Q9550 combo but decide to go with water cooling on it.

I figured I'd use it to finish testing out a e5200 I knew would run at 4ghz + but couldn't due to the massive heat these little chips can put out.

e5200 @4.25ghz (vcore 1.412) anybody who has one of these knows these babies can get damn hot.

The temps with the fan on low(silent) with the help of the cases 120mm rear exhaust fan that is about 3/4 inch from the V8 and almost lines up perfectly are as follows

Ambient temp in house was 68*F during testing

35*c on both cores at idle....Mine will not read below this so it's ???
low 70's during Intel Burn Test which pumps alot of heat
low to mid 60's during OCCT stress testing


Diamond Member
Aug 2, 2007
I have a V8 on my I7 920, and I haven't tried OC too much, I tried briefly when I got it and the chip seemed to be running a bit too hot, but I forget exactly what. That and I think my RAM is holding me back, I need to test it more.