Our testing was carried out with the following equipment
Intel Core i5 750 Processor @ 3.60GHz 1.3425V
Asus P7P55D P55 ATX Motherboard @ 172BCLK
4GB Corsair XMS3 PC3-12800 @ 1720MHz
Zalman CNPS10X QUIET CPU Cooler
Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB SATA II Hard Disk Drive
LG 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Optical Drive
nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512mb GDDR3
OCZ stealthXstream 500W ATX 2.0 Power Supply Unit
Windows Vista Home Premium x64 SP1
Temperatures & Stability
As a factory overclocked bundle, it must be stable straight out of the box and be able to stand the test of time throughout it’s lifespan. Our testing was carried out with an ambient temperature of 22*c. Using OCCT’s LinPack Test, we left our overclocked processor to run for no less than 16 hours. As expected, the bundle passed with flying colours.
The Zalman CNPS10X cooler appears to be more than adequate at cooling the Core i5 750 processor with peak temperatures of 66*c. When you consider that the cooler uses a fan that operates at speeds of 1500RPM and lower, the result is quite impressive. It should be mentioned however that further overclocking could well be restricted as additional voltage increases will take processor temperatures into somewhat uncomfortable realms.