Thermalright XP-90 Review

@ 2004/09/25
Thermalright have always been respected for their ability to keep even the hottest processors at a safe operating temperature, under even the most stressful conditions. Unfortunately, one of their latest heatsinks designed for the Pentium 4 and Athlon64 platforms, does not support the latest P4 LGA775 processors. These are the highly clocked Pentium 4 processors that I have found operating at extreme temperatures. However, I discovered that the new XP-90 by Thermalright, can be installed on the LGA775 processors using the Gigabyte mounting mechanism.

Comment from Sidney @ 2004/09/25
Very happy with my air cooling results.
Comment from jmke @ 2004/09/25
I don't pay too much attention to idle temps, the load temps seem accurate enough for such a system.

30°C swings are not extraordinary if the system's case is well ventilated, I've seen swings of 5°C using high end/high noise aircooling, as well as 30+°C using a lesser heatsink in a good case.

(33°C idle -> 65°C load)

but those idle temps are not always 100% accurate and harder to obtain, metals will heat up faster then they will cool down afaik
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/09/25
Over 30 C swing in temp from idle to load; I have never experienced such a high swing, anyone?

 

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