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Old December 1, 2007, 05:47 PM
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I had nothing to do all day (for once) I decided to see how good my CPU cooling fan was compared to the stock fan that came with the CPU.
I was happy with the fan since day one, however I had no numbers to compare it with, at the same time I did some 3DMark06, and CPU Mark 2.1 test to see what my gains were when overclocking.
Video card is a Ati 1900XTX OC to 688/792
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600 2.4Ghz
CPU Fan: Thermaltake Blue Orb II
Room temp. was 23C

Here are some numbers:
Stock CPU/fan@2.4Ghz
Idle: 33C____load: 55C

CPU@2.4Ghz, with Blue Orb Fan
Idle: 31C____load: 44C_____3DMark06: 5808______CPU Mark 2.1: 5261


CPU@2.5Ghz, with Blue Orb Fan
Idle: 31C____load: 45C_____3DMark06: 6067______CPU Mark 2.1: 5277


CPU@2.6Ghz, with Blue Orb Fan
Idle: 31C____load: 46C_____3DMark06: 6121______CPU Mark 2.1: 5330


CPU@2.7Ghz, with Blue Orb Fan
Idle: 33C____load: 49C_____3DMark06: 6165______CPU Mark 2.1: 5388


CPU@2.8Ghz, with Blue Orb Fan
Idle: 34C____load: 56C_____3DMark06: 6222______CPU Mark 2.1: 5452


I'm very impressed and happy with the Thermaltake Blue Orb II fan, it not only reduce the stock CPU temp at load by 11C, and it took me to OC the CPU to 2.8Ghz to be at the same temp as the stock cooler.
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Video Card: Nvidia 8800GT
Harddisk: 2 x Western digital
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Monitor: LG Flatron W2353V
Case: Thermaltake Armor
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy
PSU: Thermaltake TWV 500W
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Old December 1, 2007, 10:01 PM
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What made your mind up to choose the Blue Orb? I am in the market for a cooler, that is why I ask. Nice temps btw.
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Old December 1, 2007, 10:16 PM
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Thanks for sharing the results!
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Old December 2, 2007, 02:45 PM
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I wanted a blue theme for my computer, and chose because it had a blue led on it, plus the reviews on it were good, results show it a great fan, if you want to keep the CPU at stock settings, or even OC a little.
I keep my Cpu OC at 2.7 from 2.4 ghz. Playing Crysis never exceeds 47C to me is excellent.
The most I could get the CPU stable was 2.8Ghz, but it runs hot as heck, over 50C when playing Crysis, I like to keep my CPU's under 50C.

Here is a picture of my case with the fan:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-no-wires.html
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Motherboard: Asus M4A78-E
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR2
Video Card: Nvidia 8800GT
Harddisk: 2 x Western digital
CD/DVD Drive: Asus
Monitor: LG Flatron W2353V
Case: Thermaltake Armor
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy
PSU: Thermaltake TWV 500W
Software: Windows 7
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Old December 5, 2007, 07:42 PM
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nice testing!

what temperature is considered ok/safe/acceptable for the cpu when it's running at 100% (or near) load?

keeping the cpu below 50 degrees at load seems to be a bit on the safe side... is it?...

i'm new to overclocking...

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Old December 20, 2007, 06:27 PM
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On AMD website it says max temp for my CPU is 65C, I like to keep it at under 50, it prolongs the life of the CPU.

Not that I ever killed one, I usually upgrade before it evens has a change to die.
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Motherboard: Asus M4A78-E
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR2
Video Card: Nvidia 8800GT
Harddisk: 2 x Western digital
CD/DVD Drive: Asus
Monitor: LG Flatron W2353V
Case: Thermaltake Armor
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy
PSU: Thermaltake TWV 500W
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Old December 21, 2007, 07:37 AM
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What are you using to read your temps with?
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Old December 22, 2007, 10:00 AM
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Core temp, and ATI tool
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Motherboard: Asus M4A78-E
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR2
Video Card: Nvidia 8800GT
Harddisk: 2 x Western digital
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Monitor: LG Flatron W2353V
Case: Thermaltake Armor
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