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Swiftech MCX4000 vs. Alpha PAL8942 HSF Deathmatch

Swiftech MCX4000 vs. Alpha PAL8942 HSF Deathmatch news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages

By TweakTown Staff from Aug 16, 2002 @ 21:33 CDT

OCAddiction takes the top 2 contenders of P4 air cooling and pits them in a head to head deathmatch. Metal to Metal, Pin to Pin.

To test the real potential of the heatsinks, I've included no case fans in the test bed. I used a temperature probe on the processor and the Northbridge passive heatsink (just because I had two). A fresh thin layer of Arctic Silver II was applied on the processor for each heatsink. The case sits tightly under my desk during the testing procedures. The fan I used was the Sunon 80mm x 25mm fan. It is a very common fan used for CPU HSF's and blowholes alike. It's also relatively quiet and provides a steady stream of 36CFM. The ambient room temperature was kept at a constant 73F.
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