Ultra ChillTec Thermo Electric Cpu CoolerFormer staff writer - April 8, 2007
I will compare the Ultra Chill-TEC Cooler to the Thermalright XP90. All temperatures will be in Celsius and at a room temperature of 24 C. The tests will be conducted at idle and 100% load and I will use prime 95 to achieve the 100 % load on the CPU. In the first set of graphs, I will use the temperature as read on the display. My second set of graphs will be conducted with a probe. All XP 90 temperatures are performed with a probe.
- AMD 64 3700+ SanDiego
- MSI K8N Neo 4 Platinum
- OCZ Platinum Rev. 2 DDR (2 x 512)
- Ultra Chill-TEC Cooler
- Thermalright XP 90
- XFX 7600 GT XXX
- Ultra 700W XVS
- Maxtor 200 GB Diamond Max SATA 1.5
- Memorex 52 x 32 x 52 CD/RW
- Windows Media Center SP2
If I had to go just by the temperatures on the control panel I could say that the Chill-TEC cooler is doing a good job cooling down the CPU. However, comparing apples to apples with the probe, the Chill-TEC Cooler didn’t do much better than the XP90.