Making her sweat
Till now the Exos does what I expected it to do, lower the noise level and cool the cpu and other peripherals in a decent way. But how will it react when we turn on the heat? A restart combined with a quick tour around the BIOS will learn us.
I already know that running my P4 at 2700 mhz on air is no problem, temperature stays within the limits going from 45° idle to 58° after some heavy gaming or stressing. Again, I used hotcpu to stress the pc for 1 hour, the results are even more stunning here:
Now the Exos is showing its worth every cent/penny/dime/euro. The temps went up, but only slightly compared to how they rise when using my Alpha Pal and low noise Papst ngm. While idling, CPU temp never got over 40°c and stressed it never rose above 45°c!! Remember that I hate noise and I still have the Koolance
fans running @ only 45% power!!