Scythe Kama Meter Fan Controller
Published: 1st May 2007 | Source: Scythe | Price: |Test Setup
The testing procedure that I have decided to use for the Scythe Kama Meter is to essentially assess the accuracy for fan control and the accuracy of its temperature monitoring probes. All testing will be conducted from within the PC case and images provided where necessary to further reinforce the results. The PC chosen for the testing phase is as follows:
* Intel C2D e6600
* ASUS P5B Deluxe wifi/app
* ASUS EN8800 GTS (640Mb)
* Silverstone ST60F PSU
* 2 x 250GB Seagate SATA II HDD's (RAID 0)
* Custom watercooling
* CoolerMaster 830 Stacker
* Scythe Minebea cooling fans
I will simply be assessing the Kama Meter's ability to smoothly control fan speed and its low rpm/no rpm alarm feature. For the thermal reporting feature, I will be using the Scythe Kama Thermo temperature sensor to check the Kama Meter's accuracy. Both the Kama Meter and Kama Thermo's thermal probes will be positioned in various locations around the PC case and the temperatures will be checked against each other to check for consistancy. I have also included a regular mercury thermometer to further assess accuracy. The thermometer will be allowed 5 mins to aclimatise to each new location.
Let's see how the Kama Meter performs on the following page...