Evercool Hermes Notebook Cooler ReviewPropane - March 30, 2009
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To test the Evercool Hermes Notebook Cooler, I simply placed my laptop on the cooler and used the laptop on my desk as a control. I then let the laptop sit idle while running a temperature monitor to find the temperature of both my CPU and GPU cores. This was repeated on the cooler and on the desk. To get load temperatures, I chose to run EVE Online, which heats my laptop quite a bit as it stresses not only the CPU, but the GPU as well. Again, this was repeated on the cooler and the desk.
- Apple MacBook Pro 15" Generation 3
- 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo
- nVidia GeForce8600M
- 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM SDRAM
- 120Gb SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
- AirPort Extreme 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n
- 8x Slot Loading Super Drive
- Rosewill RN7000W
- Vizo Mini Ninja cooler
- NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler
- Lapworks Attaché Laptop Stand
- Antec Notebook Cooler 200
As the results below show, the cooler did help with temperatures across the board. The first set of graphs shows the idle temperatures of the CPU and GPU. The second set of graphs shows the load temperatures of the CPU and GPU. Again, to load the CPU and GPU, I will use the popular MMO game, EVE Online.
In the above graphs, lower values are better and temperatures are reported in degrees Celsius. While the Hermes wasn't the coolest, it still provided a substantial improvement over the desk temperature. All things considered, this was the expected result and the cooler is still providing benefits to the tune of 6 degrees Celsius for the CPU and 4 degrees for the GPU under loaded conditions. Both substantial decreases that can prolong the life span of your pride and joy.