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AeroCool P7-L240 RGB CPU Liquid Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 5, 2018 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: AeroCool

Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications




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 (October 2016) for more information.



Thermal Results




While the 55.75-degree result is not bad in any way, we do have to put things into perspective. IT is outpaced by a $50 air cooler but ranks with the X52, but only in performance mode. Here the fans were at minimal speed, and you could get better results by cranking up the speed on the fans, where the NZXT cooler had nowhere else to go.




72.5-degrees is middle of the road, not too bad, not all that awesome. It is the lowest on the chart for 240mm AIO coolers, and we do see quite a few, much more affordable cooler, keeping pace or doing better than the P7-L240.




With the pump and the fans at full speed, we see the P7-L240 delivered a result of 72-degrees. This proves the PWM fan curve is tuned perfectly, and there is no need for all of the excess noise. Again, many coolers seem to do better on this chart, and not including AIOs, there are eight air coolers better than this, and all but one in that $50 price range.


Noise Level Results





Unlike many other AIO makers, AeroCool does not seem to have silence in mind when developing this cooler. 34 dB is just on the audible scale, and at 1325 RPM max for the stock test, this is what we heard.




Only two coolers delivered more noise, with the overclock applied, and the PWM chip doing its thing to control the fans then the P7-L240. More than half the coolers tested are still near silent when running this test, but the P7-L240 RGB starts to ring your ears at 45 dB. The fan speed seen at this time was 1575 RPM.




Manually powering the fans to 1800 RPM, the noise jumps again, and only four coolers are louder than it is. To gain half of a degree in performance, we see no need to drive yourself crazy with 66 dB of noise dumped into the room.

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