|-- Testing and Conclusions
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Note: We have since changed our temperature
measuring from using the onboard sensor on the motherboard, to using
an external temperature probe. This probe is situated
right next to the CPU slug, so it provides the most precise
temperature reading as possible.
This unit comes with a 33CFM fan, which we did not
replace. What we did was use the fan that came with it and
then test it afterwards with a Delta 38CFM to even all the
temperatures out with our other coolers.
Our trusty old test rig is as follows:
IWill KK266 Socket A Motherboard
AMD Thunderbird 800Mhz CPU
Crucial PC133 CL2 Ram, 128MB
The test will consist of an idle
temperature check and a full load temperature check. The full
load will be accomplished by using the RC5
program and running 3DMark
2001 for 30 minutes.
Here are some results:
AMD Tbird 800 Stock
AMD Tbird 800 @ 1003
Temp. = 27C
Dragon Orb 3
Swiftech MCX370-0A <<
Folks, we have a cooler that actually beat out the ThermalRight
SK6. This is with a stock 33CFM fan and not the 38CFM
Black Label Delta! Let us see how well it does using the
No one has yet to
knock out such great temperatures like this MCX370-0A. The rib
design does prove to work its wonders in dissipating that extra
heat. The stock fan is not as loud as the Delta from what I
feel. The rubber feet do help in quieting any type of
vibrations the fast fan may make.
The clip is also to praise for its ease of
installation and use. I don't believe a copper shim would be
necessary as very little force is needed to get the clip attached to
the notches of your main board.
Overall, at about $45 USD this unit is up there next
to most major copper units. It comes with an adequate Papst
fan and does its job very well. Top notch quality by Swiftech in
developing this unit!
Thanks to William over at Heatsink
Factory for getting us one of these samples. Not too many
shops are carrying these units, but if you're looking for one, HSF
is the place to be.
- New ribbed pin design
- Very light
- Easy to use clip, installs in 2 mins
- Cools better than anything we have seen!
- No tachometer on fan (you can't monitor the fan speed)