Scythe Infinity Conroe HeatPipe CPU Cooler

Test Results

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.

scythe infinity

As you can clearly see, the Scythe report awesome temperatures at both idle and load. This far outperformed the Intel stock cooler - as was expected. Another good thing about this low temperature was that the fan on the Infinity didn't really ramp up at all - a must for quiet PC enthusiasts.

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.

scythe infinity

As you can see the Idle temperature stayed the same. I checked this with a thermal probe and the reporting software was pretty much spot on. Very impressive work from Scythe.

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.

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Most Recent Comments

12-09-2006, 08:59:50

FarFarAway
We take a look at this beasty CPU cooler and pair it with a Core 2 duo to show you whether you're Conroe is safe under it

Check it here

12-09-2006, 09:40:19

FragTek
Ger review Kemp, and super nice cooler I might add. I'll make sure to start recommending it as one of the best

12-09-2006, 09:43:32

Ham
Another great review. Keep it up.
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