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Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240L RGB CPU Cooler Review (Page 6)

Chad Sebring | Jul 26, 2018 at 10:00 am CDT - 2 mins, 34 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

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

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Stock, at 58.75-degrees, we are not upset with the results. The MA610P cost is similar, and we are close to a $150 AIOs performance in silent mode. The performance here is not the best, unmistakably, yet at the same time, we aren't mad at CM, they explained up front it may not be the best performing option out there.

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Temperature jumps up to 76.25-degrees with the overclock applied. Still keeping up with much more expensive AIOs, and is not that far away from all of the $50 coolers that are above and below it on the chart.

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Nearly two degrees is all that is left in the tank, moving from PWM control of the fans to a constant supply of 12V. With what you will see in the following charts, Cooler Master does a terrific job of getting the most from the cooler while being silent, as not to have to deal with the noise that comes up during this test.

Noise Level Results

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As it stands in the chart, the ML240L RGB appears to be poor in this test. However, there are only a couple we would say have failed, and the 32 dB of noise, while the fans spin at 1194 RPM, is easy to deal with.

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As the fans move from around 1200 RPM to 1406 RPM, with just 200 RPM climbed, the noise level does not move that much. At this time, we heard 37 dB of noise, and it is still in the range of not being that big of a deal, and in a closed chassis, it is likely you will not hear much of them at all.

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The next 600 RPM jump to 1980 RPM when the fans are powered with 12V, the increase in noise is vast. 52 dB is annoying, and no matter the chassis used, you will hear these droning away. For what little gain there is by doing so, and with the efficiency of the PWM fan curve, you will never need to go here, unless you are clocking the pants off of your processor.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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