Ultra ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler
HH Test Platform and Temperature Baselines
AMD Athlon X2 5000+
(NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI)
Ultra ChillTec Thermo-Electric Cooler
Stock Aluminum AMD Cooler
2x2GB OCZ PC-6400
ATI HD 2600XT
WD1500 "Raptor" HD
(10,000 RPM SATA)
Windows XP Pro SP-2
- 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.
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.