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Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Madshrimps for another exciting edition of reviewing sensation. In the black corner wearing an 80mm fan, the undisputed champion of the world, Mister Alpha 8942. In the silver corner is the challenger, 2 times heavyweight champion of the world, now getting ready to make a come back after a long time of absence, ladies and gentleman, Mister Swiftech MCX4000. Let’s get ready to rumble…
Tonight´s battle will be fought in the well known city of Antwerp located in Belgium. The outside weather is cloudy but no rain has fallen yet. Inside the temp is around 23°C and during the match it will be kept the same at all times to prevent confusion among our contestants.
The system used for testing is:
- P4 1.8A
- An Asus P4B533-E RAID
- Apacer PC2700 512Mb
- Radeon 8500LE
- 3Com 10/100
- Quantum HDD
The HD got a clean install of Windows 98SE powered with the latest Asus PCProbe utility.
Each contestant will be faced with the same CPU being clocked at 2 different speed , being:
The CPU will be heated up by running a little program called Prime95. Both the time to get to the hotest point as the time it takes to return to the idle temp are recorded.
The system was not installed in a case so the displayed temps in the results might be lower then the ones you might get. We are comparing 2 heatsinks so the difference in temperature is what we are looking for! Each heatsink is equipped with it´s default fan it is delivered with, to give you an idea of how the "out of the box" product performs.
We are all set up here and ready to go meet the undisputed champion...