Test System Setup
Processor(s): AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (Supplied by Altech Computers)
Motherboard(s): Asus A7V600 (Supplied by VIA)
Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional SP1
Software Used: SiSoft Sandra Max
We ran the SiSoft Sandra Burn-In test 15 times with it giving us a temperature report. The reason we ran the test 15 times was because after 10 the temperature started stabilizing giving us a more accurate read out.
The particular test used within the burn-in was CPU Arithmetic with minimum CPU utilization of 100%. The idle, load and average temperature were all recorded from SiSoft.
Here we see the Aero 7+ being the coolest out of the lot; this is thanks to its huge all copper heatsink and the high spinning fan. Both the Jet 7 and Silent Boost reported 32c and the TR2-M2 reported a high 34c. Idle temperatures aren't the main thing we're after; we want to know how these coolers run under load.
Here we see both CoolerMaster coolers break an even 37c each with the silent boost only 2c behind. While the Jet 7 is the same temperature as the Aero 7+, it is able to do it at a lower dBA rating. The fact that the ultra quiet Silent Boost wasn't far behind was surprising. Considering it spins at such a low speed it performs very well.
Here we see the average temperatures for each cooler worked out by Sandra. The M2 produces a very high 41.2c average while the other three are only separated by 2c at most.
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- Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout - Page 2 [CoolerMaster Jet 7]
- Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout - Page 3 [CoolerMaster Aero 7+]
- Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout - Page 4 [ThermalTake TR2-M2]
- Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout - Page 5 [ThermalTake Silent Boost]
- Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout - Page 6 [Test System Setup and Testing]
- Athlon XP Heatsink Shootout - Page 7 [Conclusions]
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