MADman goes A-Team
This theme was inspired by The A-Team intro (watch it here
)GO TO FIRST MOVIE
MADman visited the owner of this PC first, wrapped in an Antec P180 case the E6600 inside ran at 59°C with the stock Intel cooler. With the Mine installed it dropped an impressive 10°C to 49°C. Noise level also dropped but less spectacular (-2dBA) as a noise VGA cooler continued to raise a ruckus.
Quite an exotic cooling method from our AMD Athlon 2800+ user, his extra fan pointed towards the open case is mandatory during hot summer days, luckily we did the tests in February so the fan was turned of, which worked wonders for noise level… except for the open case of course. At 62°C the CPU was running quite hot with the stock aluminum and compact AMD heatsink, the Scythe Mine triumph the highest, dropping CPU temperatures an impressive 20°C, noise levels were almost unchanged (-5dBA), a noisy PSU is to blame, and a VGA card, and an open case!
Our last visit resulted in a swapped cooler from an E6300 CPU, with stock cooling we measured 58°C under load, with the new cooler it dropped 8°C to 50°C. Noise level was slightly diminished (-4dBA), again with the noisy VGA/PSU in there!
What did we learn from swapping CPU coolers in 5 different machines? Let’s round it all up on the next page ->