Welcome Stranger to OCC!Login | Register

Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

» Discuss this article (4)


To properly test the Thermolab Baram, I will be monitoring the highest temperature of the processor at Idle (little to no CPU usage), and at full load (100% CPU usage). If the cooler does not have a fan supplied, I will be using a Thermaltake 12v 120mm fan with all coolers that do not have one supplied. My idle test will be done by running the computer for thirty 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 of 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 of the temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius. I will also be runnning these same tests with two fans added to the cooler to see if and how much of a difference is made.

Testing Setup:


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 Thermolab Baram cooler with one fan installed was able to beat out a few of the other coolers on the market such as the Thermaltake SpinQ and the ASUS Triton 78, but did fall short of the big dogs such as the TRUE, the Cooler Master V8, and the Titan CoolIdol. When a second fan was installed, the Baram cooler did 3°C better during the overclocked load test, bringing it very close to the CoolIdol and getting the same result as the TRUE.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Specifications
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
Related Products
Random Pic
Most Popular Articles
© 2001-2018 Overclockers Club ® Privacy Policy
Elapsed: 0.0389499664   (xlweb1)