Test System Setup
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.
As we start things off with a single fan and our stock CPU and memory settings, we find the Himalaya II has a pretty typical result with the 51 degree average. Adding a second fan improved results here almost two full degrees; look how far up the list the Himalaya II shot.
The Himalaya took seventh place, behind all water cooled solutions and another tower cooler that needed a TEC to beat this. These results are quite impressive. Of course, there is still the cost of the second fan to consider, and the retail version is demanding $23 U.S. dollars; this takes pricing for these results into the range of many other top-tier air coolers.
With the overclock applied and the fans running at full tilt, we found an average of 70.66 degrees; only the D15 and the Assassin outperform the Himalaya II. Once we added that second fan, we found that extra $23 for the second fan takes this cooler into the realm of the best air cooler we have tested to date with an average temperature of 69.25 degrees. The Himalaya II even outperformed the D15.
Noise Level Results
Similar to our results when we looked at the Brocken 2, we found the idle speed at 7.5V to be near 800 RPM, and the meter showed us 25dB with just a single fan installed. Even with the second fan installed, the meter only bounced back and forth between 25 and 26dB.
With the fans at full tilt, we still find the 41 dB result for a single fan to be very respectable; that is just a touch louder than the Noctua fans. However, once you add that second fan to this super slim cooler design, you can gain better performance with less cost, and much less weight.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Alpenfoehn Himalaya II 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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