Dynatron Genius Reviewgotdamojo06 - November 4, 2009
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To properly test the Dynatron Genius CPU Cooler's ability to cool a processor, I will need to monitor the processor's temperature. I will break the temperatures up into four different tests. The first test is going to be done at stock settings and at idle, which will have little to no CPU usage. The next test will have the processor at stock settings and at full load, or 100% CPU usage. I will repeat this when the processor is overclocked. To monitor the processor, I will be using Real Temp 3.00 and using the Maximum CPU temperature feature to gather the temperatures and for the stress testing application to simulate a full load of the processor I will be using Prime95 25.7. I will be using the Blend test in Prime95 and run it on all four cores and the four simulated Hyper Threading cores for one whole hour. The settings used during the overclocked tests are going to make the i7 processor run at 25% higher than stock speeds, giving me 3332MHz, with a 166MHz FSB and a 20x multiplier; the vCore for the processor will be set to 1.12V. With these settings the i7 will be producing a calculated 183.12 Watts of heat. Let's see which coolers are going to be able to take such a large heat load and yield some good temperatures!
- Processor: Intel i7 920 (Stock & 3.33GHz)
- Motherboard: MSI Eclipse SLI
- Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
- Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800w Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-on DVD-RW
- Case: NZXT Beta Evo
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
- Ambient Temperature: 21° Celsius
The Dynatron Genius was able to perform quite well when it was compared to the Stock Intel HSF, it was able to beat out the stock Intel cooling solution in each test it was put up against it. However against the BADA it fell short by comparison.