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A look at aftermarket chipset cooling - Testing
Written by Cadaveca   
Saturday, 18 November 2006 04:27
Article Index
A look at aftermarket chipset cooling
Introduction
ZALMAN ZM-NBF47
Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II
Thermalright HR-05
Stock Solutions
Testing
Conclusion
All Pages


Test System:

  • ASUS A8N SLI NF4 Motherboard
  • AMD Athlon 4400+ X2 w/ stock cooler
  • Mushkin XP4000 2GB DDR
  • Sapphire X1800XL
  • Thermaltake 680W WR00049
  • NZXT Lexa Case.

It should be noted that the case use does feature a 120mm fan blowing into the case from the side window. This fan is rated @ 38CFM @ 1800rpm. Although this will affect the performance of the passive coolers slightly, it also helps remove the hot air from the active cooler, but please keep this in mind when perusing the numbers. All temperatures are in Celsius, and were measured using SYSTool.

Heatsink
Idle Temp.CPU 100% load
Temp.
CPU & GPU 100%
load Temp.
Gaming Temp.Open Case GPU 
& CPU 100% load
Extreme Spirit II            32                     32                       37                  40                        38
ZM-NBF47            30                     34                       36                  37                        42
HR-05            29                     29                       35                  35                        37
HR-05 SLI            29                     29                       34                  35                        37
Stock            42                     46                       55                  58                        56

 
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