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ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L Review

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ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L Specifications:

Fan Dimensions:
120x120x25mm
Rated Speed:
800-2000RPM
Rated Voltage:
12V DC
Current:
0.38A
Rated Power:
4.56W
Max Air Flow:
84.5 CFM
Max Static Pressure:
3.2mm H2O
Noise:
20.0-38.0dB(A)
Connector:
4 PIN (2510)
Pump Speed:
2500RPM
Rated Voltage:
12V DC
Current:
0.38A
Rated Power:
3W
Pump Lift Range:
1.2m H2O
Max Water Flow:
96L/H
Noise:
25.0dB(A)
Connector:
3 PIN
Radiator Dimension:
274x120x27mm
Water Block Dimension:
Ø65x36mm
Tube Length:
315mm

 

ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L Features:

  • Designed for Gaming & Overclocking
  • Comet-Tail LED Lighting - Circular Running LED Lighting
  • Micro Fin Pure Copper Base - Super Fast Heat Transfer
  • Perfect Seal with Industrial Rubber Tube- Fluent Water Flow Guaranteed.
  • Excellent Heat Dissipation - Thick 240mm Radiator.
  • Dual High Static Pressure PWM Fans - Outstanding Cooling Performance.
  • Compatible with Latest Sockets.

All information courtesy of ID Cooling.  //www.idcooling.com/Product/productList/category_parent/72/category/74/name/FROSTFLOW%20Series

 

ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L Testing:

Testing involved recording temperatures for the CPU during idle and load phases. The load was simulated by running Prime95’s small FFTs for one hour. The maximum temperatures were recorded using HW Monitor 1.21.0. Please note that each cooler is tested from its factory setup, including location of fans, unless otherwise noted. We start out by loading the CPU at stock speeds (3900 MHz) and then overclocking to 4200 MHz.

 

Testing Setup:

 

Idle temps for stock and overclock are about where I expected them to be. When we turn up the heat we are close to the middle of the pack for stock speeds, and right there in the middle for the overclock. Again, this is about what I would expect for a 240mm cooler.

The FrostFlow 240L is an AIO (All-in-One) cooler that is designed for gaming and overclocking. So let's see what the cooler looks like in the infrared spectrum when we put a little heat to it. I used a FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer) to see how the cooler looks at idle and under a load. Keep in mind that these temps are at the radiator, and not the CPU. At idle we see roughly 30 °C across the radiator surface, and with an overclock of 4200MHz we push to almost 33 °C. You can see the warm side of the cooler toward the lower left, which is where the warm liquid is entering the cooler. It then travels down the length of the cooler and reverses. By the time it gets to the exit to return to the pump, it has dropped by approximately 5 °C


 

 

Here we added the two extra fans supplied by ID-Cooling to see how much of an impact there is with a push / pull configuration. I don't typically see a large difference with four fans - usually it is only a degree or two. The temp shows a little over 30 °C with the overclock. The CPU temp with the extra fans was about a degree lower, which is about what I expected. There is certainly nothing wrong with some extra fans if you have the room in your case, especially LED fans. Of course, you can expect a little more fan noise with four fans, but when the system was not under a load, things were quiet.

 

So, overall the FrostFlow is a capable cooler and it proved that it can handle the heat of a mild overclock. Gaming is not usually a CPU-intensive activity, so the heat generation would be well below the danger zone. With the mild overclock, things do warm up a bit, but the FrostFlow 240L had no problems keeping the temps under control.




  1. ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L: Specifications, Features & Testing
  3. ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L: Conclusion
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