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When testing the Element T I ran it through load tests and idle tests. For the idle testing I left the computer idle for a whole 30 minutes and then recorded all the temperatures using a combination of Hwmonitor and RealTemp. For each load test I applied load to a specific componet and recoded temps using either Hwmonitor or Realtemp. To stress the CPU and chipset I used Prime95 on blend which stresses CPU/RAM/Chipset. When stressing the hard disk I used HDTune. Finally when testing the video card I used Folding@Home GPU to apply maximum possible load.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale @ 3.00GHz (stock cooler)
- Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT p45-T2RS
- Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2-1066 2x2GB
- Graphics Card: VisionTek HD 4870 512MB
- Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream 600W
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 320GB SATA 7200.10
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
- In Win X-Fighter
- Antec Super Lanboy w/ modified side panel 120mm fan
- MaxcubeAmoris 6010
- Open Air
Lower is better
Well the T stayed fairly on par with its family member, the G. No surprise that both the Chipset, GPU, and HDD temps were much higher due to the lack of fans in those specific areas. With the lack of fans I had expected much less, but in the end I was impressed with the results.