MADman goes NinjaGO TO SECOND MOVIE
The temperature results in the movie above flashed by quite quickly, so we’re going to give a bit more detail here.
The first winner featured was:
In this case he had an Intel E6400 configured to run at stock speeds, the Intel CPU cooler kept the CPU at 68°C
during full load test and caused the CPU overheating alarm to trigger; not very “silent” to work next to? With the Scythe Mine installed the CPU temperature dropped a noticeable 9° to 59°C
. Noise wise the VGA card cooler remained the loudest component, the quieter CPU fan did drop dBA readings ~2dBA; not very noticeable.
Our second winner had a flashier case with E6400 at stock speeds too:
With the stock Intel cooler the CPU temperature crept up to 63°C
, those temps dropped to 56°C
, good for a 7°C drop. The dBA meter failed to pick up a difference because of a loud power supply fan.
While quieting a computer system does include swapping the standard CPU cooler, it’s not the only step you need to take, loud VGA card coolers, case fans and power supplies can account for a large portion of the noise. We have a guide here
on silencing your system, from hair blower to whisper quiet.
The Scythe Mine CPU cooler was easy enough to install, but might require motherboard removal if you can’t access all four push pins on the mounting bracket.
Turn the page to check out the 2nd movie!