AquaXtreme MP-05 Pro Water Block



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)

AquaXtreme MP-05 Installed AquaXtreme MP-05 Installed

Results @ Stock Results Overclocked

At stock settings there was very little noticeable difference between the two blocks, with the MP-05 only pulling ahead by 1°C at idle.

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.

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next»

Most Recent Comments

19-09-2006, 06:08:29

Nice block but I can't believe that they didn't clean it out before shipping it to you, that's a good way to screw up an expensive pump getting nasty debris in it.Quote

19-09-2006, 06:35:17

Looks a very nice block, shame about the shortcoming of the packaging and care taken during manufacturer Quote

19-09-2006, 07:32:32

Sorry if its in there & i missed it but what do these retail at?Quote

19-09-2006, 07:42:15

awesome review as usual, that would suck h/e if u didnt open the blockQuote

19-09-2006, 08:06:00

Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Sorry if its in there & i missed it but what do these retail at?
Thx for pointing that out - added to conclusion Quote

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.