Scythe Infinity Conroe HeatPipe CPU Cooler
Published: 12th September 2006 | Source: Scythe | Price: |Testing - Stock Speeds
I first set stock speeds on the E6700 to see how the Scythe coped with the normal heat output of a C2D at 2.66Ghz.
Testing - Overclocked Speeds
To stress the Infinity out a bit more I ramped the E6700 up to a nice 3.3Ghz, which meant increasing the voltage to 1.375. This test will see how the Scythe deals with more heavy loads.
At load the Scythe manages a huge margin better than the Intel cooler. 13°C is nothing to sniff at. It's also worth mentioning that the Scythe's temperature was stable, whereas the Intel stock cooler's temperature varied wildly from 56°C to 63°C.
The fan does ramp up a bit at load at this temperature, but I would never put the fan down as a loud fan at all. It's also worth mentioning that you can always add your own fan (or more than one), meaning you can choose how load you want your air cooling.