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Thermaltake TMG ND5 VGA Cooler

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To test the TMG ND5, I will compare the idle and load temperatures to the stock cooler. The stock temperatures will be recorded after the system has had one half hour to stabilize after start up. To load the video card I will run one instance of 3DMark06, while running nVidia Monitor to record trend of the temperatures during the test. I will record the highest temperature achieved during the test. Then I will perform the same test while the video is overclocked, to try to heat things up.

Test setup:

  • Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Asus P5N32-E SLI motherboard
  • 2GB OCZ PC2-6400 EL Platinum RAM
  • eVGA 8800GTX video card
  • 3 Seagate 320GB SATA II drives, RAID 5
  • Windows XP Professional SP2

This graph shows the video card temperature while at no load and under full load, at stock speeds.


The next graph shows the video card temperatures while oveclocked at no load and at load. The overclock is at 1100MHz for the ram, up from 900MHz, and the core speed at 659MHz, which is up from the stock 576MHz.


 There is definitely an advantage to having the Thermaltake TMG ND5, compared to the stock heatsink. When idle, the temperatures are pretty close, but the TMG ND5 shows its ability under load.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation
  3. Installation Continued
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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