Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 & 64 Pro Coolers
Published: 2nd November 2006 | Source: Arctic Cooling | Price: |Testing
The testbed PC's chosen for todays performance review are as follows:
* AMD 3400+ CPU
* Gigabyte GA-K8NS Motherboard
* MSI NX 6800GT - TD256
* Geil PC4400 Ultra (DDR500) RAM
* Enermax EG475P-VE PSU
* Intel e6600 CPU
* ASUS P5B Deluxe
* XFX 7900 GT Extreme
* GSKILL PC2-6400
* Siverstone ST60F
I tested the coolers both at stock speed and overclocked (e6600 @ 3.6Ghz - 9 x 401) (AMD 3400+ - 2.37Ghz) to see how the coolers would perform under additional load. CPU load was achieved by running two instances of Stanfords F@H (e6600) and a single instance of F@H for the AMD. The idle temperature measurements were noted after the system was resting at the windows desktop for 30 minutes. To measure the CPU's temperature I used 'The Coolest's Core Temp monitoring program. Ambient temperature was 18 degrees Celsius at the time of the test. To give real world results, all testing was conducted within the confines of each repective PC's case.
As you can see from the results, the Freezer 7 Pro is a noteworthy adversary, especially considering that it's designed with silence in mind. Although, at the maximum fan speed the fan is quite noticable. The Intel reference cooler is entirely out of its league, let alone being able to compare with the Freezer 7 Pro, which operates noticeably quieter and vastly better. Now, let's have a look at how the Freezer 64 Pro stacks up in the cooling stakes.