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-- Danger Den Maze4 AMD Waterblock
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2005-04-07
-- Price: ~ $43.45 USD
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The testbed that well be using for this review is as follows:

  • AMD Athlon XP 2500+ @ 2196MHz (Barton core, around the same as an Athlon XP 3200+)
  • 512MB of Kingmax PC4200 ram
  • Radeon 9800XT 256MB

The load test will be conducted using MotherBoard Monitor 5s HeatUp.exe which is made solely to force the CPU to run at 100 percent until the program is closed.  It was made with the intent of helping to keep peltier cooled CPUs from freezing but has found its way into testing hands due to its ability to really get the CPU working.  It will be left running for an hour, then temperatures measured.

Idle test will be sitting on the desktop with no open applications (no tray applications either).  Again, left for an hour then temperatures measured.

Ambient temperature in the room was 19C (66F) for the entire test (air conditioned).

Idle Temperature: 21C (70F)
Load Temperature: 24C (75F)

All we could do was sit and stare at the beautiful temperatures.  This block is really a performer.  Keeping in mind that most onboard sensors are only accurate to about 7C, this is still extremely low, even if our load temperature may actually be around 30C (80F).

Originally this OEM CPU was using a Thermaltake Volcano 9+. Temperatures at idle was roughly 30C and 37C at full load.

Overall, we were very impressed with the Maze4 block.  The packaging for the block could be improved greatly, the least we would have expected would be a foam pad or plastic cover over the base of the block.  Once lapped however, this gem really shines and is a worthy addition to any system.



Pros:

  • Good barbs
  • High performance
  • Versatile use on multiple processors and mounting setups


Cons:

  • Poor packaging
  • Base was NOT lapped to over 1200 grit even without the scratches from the packaging, this was obvious.
  • No instructions included with either the water block or the SHD kit.
  • SHD kit did not come attached to the block despite Danger Den telling us otherwise.

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