Tests are done with side panel closed
Nice blue LED with factory white sleeved wirings
I know most readers will skip some of the detail MBM5 readings, and only the few meticulous minded will. So, here they are at default in High, Medium and Low fan settings:P4 2.8C default High fan setting: 33C Idle 49C load
P4 2.8C default Medium fan setting: 34C idle 50C load
P4 2.8C default Low fan setting: 34C idle 53C load
Knowing the all aluminum heatsink with similar fin structure in size and design to Intel Stock, I figured over-clocking the processor will not go far. I did it anyway. Pushing the Vcore to 1.7V and 245 FSB like I did with the Samurai review, it peaked 61C and failed Prime95. I lowered the Vcore to 1.625 and FSB to 240, and this is what I got.
This time it passed Prime95, and proved to be quite capable being an all aluminum unit. The load temp peaked at 58C. Don’t forget the setting is generating over 100 Watts of heat dissipation which is higher than the 3.2 GHz Northwood at default.Extra testing
This is such a NICE looking unit; I couldn’t help putting my favorite Chill Vent II
onto the Pro4 L just to see what’d happened.
I reset the BIOS back to 245FSB and 1.7 Volt.
With Chill Vent II the 4Pro L passed Prime95 and gave a 5C reduction at 240FSB then without; it went further to 245FSB with no problem. But this is beyond the scope of this review. Let's compare its performance and noise levels ->