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Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro Review

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To properly test the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro, I will be monitoring the highest temperature of the processor at idle (little to no CPU usage), and at full load (100% CPU usage). For coolers that do not have a fan supplied, I will be using a Thermaltake 12v 120mm fan. My idle test will be done by running the computer for 30 minutes and recording the maximum temperature during that time. I will be using OCCT:PK to simulate a full load. I will run a torture test for 30 minutes with the mixed (CPU and RAM) mode turned on, and gather the maximum temperature during this time. The temperature monitoring software that I will be using is Real Temp 2.60, as it reads all four cores, documents the maximum temperature for a period until you reset it, and most importantly, it reads the 45nm processor's temperatures correctly. I will be taking the four highest temperatures that were produced during the test, and report the average of the four cores. The stock test will be done using all the stock settings for the Q9450 @ 2666MHz. During the overclocked tests, I will be using 410MHz FSB with an 8x multiplier to give me 3280MHz overclocked speed, with a vCore of 1.34v. All the temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius.


Comparison Heatsinks:

NOTE: Some of the listed heatsinks were originally tested using an E6600; I recently re-tested and gathered new data after the switch from the E6600 to the Q9450. The new temperatures are represented in the graphs below.






The Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro was able to do fairly well in comparison to the other coolers that I tested. It was able to beat out the Domino A.L.C. (Full), the Thermaltake SpinQ, and tie the OCZ Gladiator MAX. It was just a few degrees off from the best performers, such as the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, the Titan CoolIdol, and the Cooler Master V8.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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