Thermalright HR-05 Northbridge Cooler
Published: 9th February 2007 | Source: SpecialTech | Price: |
As stated before for the idle temperatures I ran the PC 30minutes from startup and took the temperature at regular intervals for 30minutes. For the load temperature I ran Orthos on blend stress test for 30 minutes, then took the temperature at regular intervals for a further 30minutes.
This procss was repeated three times, as we do in all of our testing to ensure accuracy.
The results were as follows. Please remember the stock cooler had an 80mm fan blowing directly onto it for the duration of the stock heatsink tests as the RD600 got too hot to have the stock cooler passive. Ambient was 22.7°C
* The RD600 North Bridge is a very hot chip (stock cooler runs at 65°C idle with no fan)
* The Thermalright HR-05 was a passive solution in the testing
* The North Bridge is right next to a very hot 8800GTX
This makes the results very impressive indeed in my opinion.
I used a SilenX 80mm fan on the cooler and immediately the difference was very good. Ambient a slightly lower 22.3°C for the fan test, so factor this in when comparing.