Test System Setup
JMke's Test Setup
|CPU ||Pentium 4 "C" at 2400Mhz & 3200Mhz|
|Mainboard ||Asus P4C800|
|Cooling ||- Swiftech MCX478-V|
- Thermalright SP-94
- Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu
|Memory ||1 * 512Mb PC3700 Corsair|
|Video ||nVidia Geforce 1 DDR|
The High performance end of the chart is being represented by a VANTEC Tornado 80mm that pushes out an amazing 84CFM. It does this however at a disturbingly high noise rate (55 dBA), meaning that only for benchmarking or gaming in extremely hot environments you could justify the use of this fan.
At the other end we have a very low-noise 80mm fan from NMB, this fan pushes out 28CFM and is virtually silent. If you place your ear close enough to it you might hear it spinning! (26.5CFM, 22.5 dBA)
The last fan we used for testing was a low-noise 90mm fan from Papst, the 3412 N/2GL to be exact. It produces 22dBA and pushes 41CFM.
We used Hot CPU tester Pro
for achieving the highest temperature under load and let it run for a minimum 30 minutes while keeping the recorded temperatures in a log-file using MotherBoard Monitor 5
The room temperature during the entire test was kept steady at 22°C.
on to the results! ->