AquaXtreme MP-05 Pro Water Block
Published: 19th September 2006 | Source: AquaXtreme | Price: |Testing
In order to test the capabilities of the MP-05, I am going to be installing it on one of our test rigs sporting an Intel Core2Duo X6800 chip. Idle and load temperatures will be taken in both stock and overclocked configurations with a room temperature maintained at 28ºC.
To ensure that the comparison between the MP-05 and Apogee remains fair, I will be using fresh Arctic Ceramique on each of the blocks, along with plain deionised water for the loop. Each block will be mounted 3 times, and an average calculated from the results.
Below is the full specification of the test PC:
• Asus P5B Deluxe (P965) Motherboard
• Intel Core2Duo X6800 2.93ghz (3.8ghz / 1.65v Overclocked)
• Laing D5 Water Pump
• 1/2" Danger Den UV Tubing
• XSPC D120 Dual 120mm Rad
• 4x Delta 120mm 70cfm fans (push/pull config)
• T-Line configuration (no reservoir)
Increasing the voltage on the processor up to a toasty 1.65v kicked out some serious heat, putting both water blocks under a lot of stress. However, from the results it was clear to see that the MP-05 was far more effective at removing the excess heat, keeping the CPU a full 3°C cooler when under load.