Ultra ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler

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HH Test Platform and Temperature Baselines

 
HotHardware's Test Systems
AMD & GIGABYTE

AMD Athlon X2 5000+
(2.6GHz)

GIGABYTE GA-M59SLI-S5
(NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI)

Ultra ChillTec Thermo-Electric Cooler
Stock Aluminum AMD Cooler


2x2GB OCZ PC-6400

ATI HD 2600XT
On-Board Ethernet
On-board Audio

WD1500 "Raptor" HD
(10,000 RPM SATA)

Windows XP Pro SP-2

Thermal Readings - Stock Clock Speeds
As Quiet As Can Be

In our first test, we've recorded both Idle and loaded CPU temperature, comparing stock cooling to the ChillTec TEC's performance.

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At idle, the ChillTec TEC had our processor running 10C cooler than recorded with our stock aluminum AMD cooler.  Next, we used Prime95's torture test set for maximum heat and two instances to peg each CPU core to 100%.  Here the ChillTec maintains a 22C differential, keeping our CPU running nicely at 40C.  Our stock cooler was out-classed entirely and struggled to maintain the 62C reading at the torture test continued to run.


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