Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87 - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Patriot Torch 120GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: IN WIN D-Frame - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: SilverStone ST85F-G - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
- Software: RealTemp 3.70, AIDA64 Engineer 5.20.3400 and CPU-z 1.72.1 x64
To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for more information.
When it comes to testing this cooler, well there is no real way of sugar coating a last place finish now is there. Considering its company, and near 20 degrees between them, it is hard to shed more light on this other than it being ten degrees less than the stock solution.
As much as we knew things looked bad for this test, we ran it. After roughly three minutes into the test, three of the four cores hit 100 degrees and prompted us to shut down the testing as soon as possible.
Noise Level Results
As we ran our idle test runs, we had the fan supplied with 7.5V and saw it spinning at 1700RPM, and it peacefully delivered a barely audible 24dB of noise.
As we allowed the fan to do its thing, we saw speeds reported at 2550RPM, well within spec, and at this time noise raised a bit to 39dB. To be honest, we would have gladly taken more noise for better performance, but in an HTPC or stream box, silence is the key to those builds.
PRICING: You can find the ID-Cooling IS-VC45 SFF CPU Cooler for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The ID-Cooling IS-VC45 SFF CPU Cooler retails for $65 at Amazon.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [ID-Cooling IS-VC45 CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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